Inner speech and agency

Norbert Wiley

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There is a well known argument that thought is exercised through inner speech. In this paper I am adding the claim that action too is exercised through inner speech. We talk our thoughts, at least a lot of the time. But we also talk our goals, options, deliberations, plans and moves. We talk our way through our actions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConversations About Reflexivity
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781135268619
ISBN (Print)9780415558525
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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