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Abstract Are conscious decisions or intentions ever among the causes of corresponding intentional actions? This article provides conceptual background for an examination of this question, including a discussion of the nature of decisions, intentions, and actions and a sketch of a model of conscious deciding. It also examines evidence that conscious decisions and intentions sometimes play a role in producing corresponding actions. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This article is categorized under: Philosophy > Action

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