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Where There's a Will There's a Way: Causation and Freedom

Robert Hanna

in Kant, Science, and Human Nature

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199285549
eISBN:
9780191713965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285549.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the same basic Kantian presuppositional links with respect to causation. It begins by unpacking the basics of Kant's metaphysics of causation, with special reference to the ... More


The Works of Man

Edward Craig

in The Mind of God and the Works of Man

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236825
eISBN:
9780191597244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236824.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 5 aims to understand the contemporary philosophical climate in terms of a dominant philosophy, and argues that it is found in the ‘Agency Theory’, or ‘Practice Ideal’: the thesis that we are ... More


Coping with Firms

Jean-Philippe Robé

in Property, Power and Politics: Why We Need to Rethink the World Power System

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781529213164
eISBN:
9781529213201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529213164.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The Chapter addresses the need to cope with firms as participants in the World Power System. « Agency theory » has led to biased firm governance. The bias extends to accounting rules which do not ... More


Innovative Enterprise Solves the Agency Problem

William Lazonick and Jang-Sup Shin

in Predatory Value Extraction: How the Looting of the Business Corporation Became the US Norm and How Sustainable Prosperity Can Be Restored

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198846772
eISBN:
9780191881770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198846772.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter uses innovation theory to provide both a general theoretical critique and a selective empirical critique of the use of agency theory to rationalize the looting of the U.S. business ... More


Introduction

Dana Wessell Lightfoot

in Women, dowries and agency: Marriage in fifteenth-century Valencia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719089466
eISBN:
9781781706633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089466.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This introduction argues that due to socio-economic background and immigration, labouring-status women exercised agency in choosing a spouse, gathering dotal assets and controlling this property once ... More


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