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Next week: Agency

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The fourth defining feature of a mind is agency - sometimes also referred to as ‘free will’. If unconscious intentionality exists, to what extent can one be a mind as opposed to merely some kind of ‘instinctual drive’? This is the topic for Week 5.

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