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Freedom and neurobiology : reflections on free will, language, and political power

Author: John R Searle
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007.
Series: Columbia themes in philosophy.
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In Freedom and Neurobiology, John Searle discusses the possibility of free will within the context of contemporary neurobiology. He begins by explaining the relationship between human reality and the more fundamental reality as described by physics and chemistry. Then he proposes a neurobiological resolution to the problem by demonstrating how various conceptions of free will have different consequences for the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Searle, John R.
Freedom and neurobiology.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006015274
(OCoLC)69331323
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John R Searle
ISBN: 9780231510554 0231510551
OCLC Number: 137894074
Language Note: Translated from the French.
Notes: Lectures presented in French in 2001 at the Sorbonne.
Description: 1 online resource (113 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Free will as a problem in neurobiology --
Social ontology and political power.
Series Title: Columbia themes in philosophy.
Other Titles: Liberté et neurobiologie.
Responsibility: John R. Searle.

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Discusses the possibility of free will within the context of contemporary neurobiology. This work argues that consciousness and rationality are crucial to our existence and that they are the result  Read more...

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