Agency (Philosophy)

Agency (Philosophy)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In philosophy and sociology, Agency is the capacity of an agent (a person or other entity) to act in a world. In philosophy, the agency is considered as belonging to that agent even if that agent represents a fictitious character, or some other non-existent entity. The capacity to act does not at first imply a specific moral dimension to the ability to make the choice to act, therefore moral agency is a distinct concept. In sociology, an agent is an individual engaging with the social structure. Notably, though, the primacy of social structure vs. individual capacity with regard to persons' actions is debated within sociology. This debate concerns, at least partly, the level of reflexivity an agent may possess.show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136633981
  • 9786136633985