H. Social Epistemology, Pragmatism & Virtue Theory > David Owen on "Habitual Agency"

David Owen has a conference paper "Habitual Agency."

Abstract: Many philosophers have claimed that intentional activity must be directed at some (apparent) good. Cases of habitual agency appear to contradict this claim and have therefore been held to be non-intentional. I argue that much habitual activity is intentional and so the claim must be abandoned. Habitual agency is intentional, even where there is no good in the manifestation of the habit, provided the habit manifested is itself good (i.e. is itself a virtue).
July 21, 2014 | Registered CommenterGuy Axtell