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His book nevertheless included a very influential statement on the origin (or agent) of human action, which he attributed to pleasure and pain. 8 Whether, and in what sense, this implicated necessity was much debated. -A. Helvétius in France, embraced necessity and, indeed, they built their hopes for enhanced individual political and moral agency, and thus for enlightened political and social life on this basis. Writing in the same spirit, Jeremy Bentham established political utilitarianism, a scheme for a legal system which would appropriately distribute pleasure and pain, and hence regulate individual agency and thereby ensure a rational ordering of human affairs.
3 For example, it makes sense to talk about training or disciplining the body in order to build up patterns of behaviour (or habits) understood in causal terms, in order to give a person more agency, understood as freedom of action. Contemporary advocates of the brain sciences promise that new knowledge (of causal processes) will give individuals more agency (freedom of action; Rose 2007, 2013). Indeed, this is the common pattern of argument of the psychological and social sciences over the past couple of centuries: Let us understand human nature (causally) in order to improve human wellbeing (free agency).
But it muddling matter. This is because reference to agency as a status ascription (or attribution) persists alongside and interacts with the older usage in which reference to an agent denoted a capacity or power (whether material, mental or spiritual). Moreover, there are, of course, psychologists with religious beliefs or who uphold a humanist philosophical anthropology, for whom agency is indeed a ‘real’ state, a state valued and thought essential to being fully human. There is nothing contradictory, then, though it may be confusing, to describe the body as the agent of a person’s desires, while at the same time describing something in the body (an illness perhaps) as constraining a person’s agency.