- IPA: /ˈeɪ.dʒən.si/
- The capacity, condition, or state of acting or of exerting power.
- Synonyms: action, activity, operation
- A few advances there are in the following papers tending to assert the superintendence and agency of Providence in the natural world.
- (sociology, philosophy, psychology) The capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices.
- cot en
- moral agency
- individual agency
- 2001, Todd McGowan, The Feminine "No!", SUNY Press (ISBN 9780791448748), page gbooks K_BOEohXedgC:
- Formally, capitalism performs its fundamental gesture—reappropriation without transformation. This bears on the question of subjective agency because this “reappropriation without transformation” is exactly what agency seeks to avoid; such a process indicates, in fact, that one's agency has failed, that one really had no agency in the first place.
- 2012, Edmund V. Sullivan, A Critical Psychology, Springer Science & Business Media (ISBN 9781461326731), page gbooks p5JyBgAAQBAJ:
- Strictly speaking, at the level of personal agency one could say that power is a condition where one is “enabled.” I would contend that this is a condition of personal agency.
- 2013, Andy Clark, Julian Kiverstein, Tillmann Vierkant, Decomposing the Will, Oxford University Press (ISBN 9780199876877), page gbooks zu9oAgAAQBAJ:
- The feeling of being in control of one's body should involve the sense of body-ownership, plus an additional sense of agency.
- A medium through which power is exerted or an end is achieved.
- Synonyms: instrumentality, means
- The office or function of an agent; also, the relationship between a principal and that person's agent.
- authority of agency
- An establishment engaged in doing business for another; also, the place of business or the district of such an agency.
- Synonyms: management
- hypo en
- 2012, Simon Toms, The Impact of the UK Temporary Employment Industry in Assisting Agency Workers since the Year 2000, Cambridge Scholars Publishing (ISBN 9781443838146), page 277:
- As an employment agency you have a responsibility to supply work to the individual agency worker, as well as a service to the client.
- A department or other administrative unit of a government; also, the office or headquarters of, or the district administered by such unit of government.
- hypo en
- Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
- Central Intelligence Agency
- French: agentivité (philosophy)
- German: Agency (philosophy), Handlungsfähigkeit (philosophy)
- Spanish: agency (philosophy), agencia (philosophy)
- French: agence, action, organisme
- German: Agentur
- Italian: agenzia
- Portuguese: agência
- Russian: аге́нтство
- Spanish: oficina, agencia