Doing without Deliberation: Automatism, Automaticity, and Moral Accountability,

International Review of Psychiatry 16 (4):209-15 (2004)
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Abstract
Actions performed in a state of automatism are not subject to moral evaluation, while automatic actions often are. Is the asymmetry between automatistic and automatic agency justified? In order to answer this question we need a model or moral accountability that does justice to our intuitions about a range of modes of agency, both pathological and non-pathological. Our aim in this paper is to lay the foundations for such an account.
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