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The Self as Agent 1952–1953

John Macmurray

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John Macmurray asserts the primacy of the practical over the theoretical in The Self as Agent, demonstrating that philosophical analysis should begin with the Self as an agent of action in the world. In Persons in Relation, John Macmurray extends his work in The Self as Agent, showing the Self in proper existence within a community of relational beings and asserting that ‘there can be no man until there are at least two men in communication.’
Brannon Hancock
University of Glasgow
KEY WORDS: Self, Agency, Subject, Kant, Descartes, Action, Causality, Theory, Practice, Other, Relation, Dualism, Unity

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OnlineFaber and Faber1953
OriginalFaber and Faber1953
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Templeton Press