Agent causation, or Agent causality, is an idea in philosophy which states that an agent can start new causal chains not determined by prior events. This is in contrast to causal determinism.[1][2]

Defenders of this theory include Thomas Reid and Roderick Chisholm.

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  1. ^ "Agent Causation - Bibliography - PhilPapers". Retrieved 2016-11-23.
  2. ^ "Agent-Causality". Retrieved 2016-11-23.