Vierkant, T. (2013): Managerial control and free mental agency

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 author = {Vierkant, Tillmann},
 title = {Managerial Control and Free Mental Agency},
 booktitle = {Decomposing the Will},
 shorttitle = {Managerial Control and Free Mental Agency},
 editor = {Clark, Andy and Kiverstein, Julian},
 publisher = {Oxford University Press},
 address = {Oxford},
 pages = {283-297},
 year = {2013},
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 url = {},
 langid = {},
 beref = {37746},
 abstract = {},
 keywords = {free will; action; agency; control; reflection}}

Useful piece on Hieronymis’ distinction between various forms of control, and the relations between them. Vierkant advocates for a form of managerial control that has a higher-order structure, and thus necessarily requires metarepresentation, in order to make possible future-directed acts of self-control. The requirement of metarepresentation is postulated as a reason why such a form of agency is found only in humans, since other animals seem limited in the extent to which they can engage in metarepresentation. Note that since this account is one concerning free action, it construes metarepresentation as necessary for free mental action.

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