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Causal Agency

Definition of the noun causal agency

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  1. any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or results

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Google previewDictionary of Critical Realism (2015)

by Mervyn Hartwig

Reflexive monitoring of routinised activities along space–time paths Conscious engagement in a space practice Praxis–Poiesis Acts performed in or by it = Intentional causal agency Conscious/self-consciousness Preconscious Unconscious ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Clinical Psychology Set (2015)

by Robin L. Cautin, Scott O. Lilienfeld

Observing change following a clinical intervention does not necessarily prove causal agency, since change could have come about as a consequence of factors independent of the treatment. Outside events could have intervened ( history) or ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (2011)

by Shane J. Lopez

Wehmeyer and Mithaug proposed causal agency theory (CAT) to explain how and why people become self-verses other-determined. Wehmeyer and Mithaug refer to the “class of behavioral events” that CAT explains as causal events, ...

Google previewCompanion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences (2003)

by I. Grattan-Guinness

Despite the Archimedean influence, there was still a strong Aristotelian focus on the causal agency behind the motion, and the associated interaction between force and resistance. It was similar with projectile motion. Galileo (7960: 76) ...

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