Work-in-Progress

 

Work in Progress

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Mental Action & the Metaphysics of consciousness

I provide an account of mental action that aims to explain how you control what happens in consciousness, and argue that mental action has a place among the fundamental ontological categories required to explain consciousness.

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You Are Not an event (are You?)  

This paper presents a new version of the problem of the absent agent and argues against the standard story of action on the grounds that you are a specific kind of conscious living organism, rather than an event.
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The self in self-control

This paper argues that Chandra Sripada's 'divided mind’ account of synchronic strength of will undermines both the sense in which action belongs to you, the agent, and the sense in which displays of strength of will are intentional actions.