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The feeling of doing – Nietzsche on agent causation

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This article re-examines Nietzsche’s analysis of the phenomenology of agent causation, in particular his analysis of our conscious, first-person sense of agency. It shows that Nietzsche assumes a self-mechanism that — while experientially underpinning a false concept of ‘free will’ — tracks a self-systems’ successful effort in overcoming resistance, which takes the experience of agent causation. The article argues that Nietzsche’s account of agent causation is continuous with the results of A...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1524/nifo.2013.20.1.235

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
Department:
Humanities Division - Philosophy Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Akademie Verlag GmbH Publisher's website
Journal:
Nietzscheforschung Journal website
Volume:
20
Issue:
1
Pages:
235–247
Publication date:
2013-12-05
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EISSN:
2191-9259
ISSN:
1869-5604
URN:
uuid:e6dc872f-c252-46ea-b96f-5cdc594823d3
Local pid:
ora:8159

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