Brains Blog Roundtable: Agency

We are thrilled to announce the second in our series of Brains Blog Roundtables, focusing on agency! Specifically exciting: this is our first co-hosted roundtable, with our friends at Pea Soup. Dave Shoemaker, co-editor of Pea Soup, joins me as co-moderator for this discussion.

Our wonderful participants in this roundtable are John Doris (Cornell), Chandra Sripada (Michigan) and Robyn Waller (Iona). Join us for a really fun discussion about the ways that philosophical and scientific models of agency interact, the ways that agency can go awry, the application of philosophical analysis of agency to problems faced by organizations and the public, and much more!

Please see below for links to material cited in the video. Previous roundtables can be viewed here:

Dave Shoemaker


PEA Soup:

Responsibility from the Margins:

John Doris


Lack of Character

Cornell Moral Psychology Minor:

Chandra Sripada


The atoms of self-control:

Impaired control in addiction involves cognitive distortions and unreliable self-control, not compulsive desires and overwhelmed self-control:

Robyn Waller


Weighing in on decisions in the brain: neural representations of pre-awareness practical intention:

Monday Magazine, 3 Quarks Daily:

General literature:

Mylopoulos & Pacherie, Intentions:  The Dynamic Hierarchical Model Revisited.

Karl Weick:  The collapse of sense-making in organizations.

Hanna Pickard on addiction:

Michelle Ciurria, An Intersectional Feminist Theory of Moral Responsibility

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