[ExI] agency-based personal identity
gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 4 20:32:20 UTC 2007
On Wed, 27 Jun 2007 15:59:24 -0400, Jef Allbright <jef at jefallbright.net>
> Consider a newborn infant. It functions on its own behalf, at least
> enough to find and suck on a nipple, but it yet lacks a model of
> itself as a self.
> Is there agency?
> It certainly acts on its environment relative to its values so there
> is agency, not yet in its own mind, but assigned in the minds of other
Are you suggesting here that the newborn has no intrinsic agency? That its
agency exists only in the minds of observers?
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