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Effective intentions : the power of conscious will

Author: Alfred R Mele
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
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Do your intentions have no effect on your actions? Is free will an illusion? Some scientists say yes. Alfred Mele shows that these claims are not justified by the data and that there is weighty evidence of the existence of effective conscious intentions or the power of conscious will.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mele, Alfred R., 1951-
Effective intentions.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008038397
(OCoLC)246199410
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred R Mele
ISBN: 9780199724987 0199724989 0195384261 9780195384260
OCLC Number: 368250287
Awards: Winner of Awarded the Sanders Book Prize 2013.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 178 pages)
Contents: Introduction --
Conscious intentions and decisions --
Neuroscience and causes of action --
Neuroscience and free will --
Intentional actions and the alleged illusion of conscious will --
Proximal intentions and awareness reports --
The power of conscious will --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Alfred R. Mele.

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The discussion is admirably even-handed and judicious, and those looking for an entry into the recent literature on will scepticism are unlikely to find a better place to start. * Tim Bayne, Times Read more...

 
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