It is astonishing that even analytic philosophers defend “agent causation”, i.e. the intuition that agents are causes. What are the reasons for this renaissance of the classical Aristotelian approach to causality? Dualism in the philosophy of mind certainly supports some new variants of “agent causation”. However, I intend to hint at insights due to the “manipulability theories of causation” and to the debates on teleological explanations in biology and social science. I plead for a wide notion of “agent” not restricted to personal conscious beings.