Synthese

, Volume 159, Issue 3, pp 475–491

Narrators and comparators: the architecture of agentive self-awareness

Authors

    • St. Catherine’s CollegeUniversity of Oxford
  • Elisabeth Pacherie
    • Institut Jean-Nicod UMR 8129, CNRS-EHESS-ENSPavillon Jardin Ecole Normale Supérieure
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11229-007-9239-9

Cite this article as:
Bayne, T. & Pacherie, E. Synthese (2007) 159: 475. doi:10.1007/s11229-007-9239-9

Abstract

This paper contrasts two approaches to agentive self-awareness: a high-level, narrative-based account, and a low-level comparator-based account. We argue that an agent’s narrative self-conception has a role to play in explaining their agentive judgments, but that agentive experiences are explained by low-level comparator mechanisms that are grounded in the very machinery responsible for action-production.

Keywords

AgencyNarrative self-conceptionComparatorsAgentive judgmentAgentive experience
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