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Conscious will and responsibility

Author: Benjamin Libet; Walter Sinnott-Armstrong; Lynn Nadel
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Series in neuroscience, law, and philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"We all seem to think that we do the acts we do because we consciously choose to do them. This commonsense view is thrown into dispute by Benjamin Libet's eyebrow-raising experiments, which seem to suggest that conscious will occurs not befor but after the start of brain activity that produces physical action." "Libet's striking results are often claimed to undermine traditional views of free will and moral  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Will
Festschrift
Additional Physical Format: (DLC) 2010007431
Named Person: Benjamin Libet
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Libet; Walter Sinnott-Armstrong; Lynn Nadel
ISBN: 9780199864911 0199864918
OCLC Number: 1298415757
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 261 pages : illustrations.). :
Contents: Do we have free will? / Benjamin Libet --
Why Libet's studies don't pose a threat to free will / Adina L. Roskies --
Libet on free will : readiness potentials, decisions, and awareness / Alfred R. Mele --
Are voluntary movements initiated preconsciously? The relationships between readiness potentials, urges, and decisions / Susan Pockett and Suzanne C. Purdy --
Do we really know what we are doing? Implications of reported time of decision for theories of volition / William P. Banks and Eve A. Isham --
Volition : how physiology speaks to the issue of responsibility / Mark Hallett --
What are intentions? / Elisabeth Pacherie and Patrick Haggard --
Beyond Libet : long-term prediction of free choices from neuroimaging signals / John-Dylan Haynes --
Forward modeling mediates motor awareness / Francesca Carota, Michel Desmurget, and Angela Sirigu --
Volition and the function of consciousness / Tashina L. Graves, Brian Maniscalco, and Hakwan Lau --
Neuroscience, free will, and responsibility / Deborah Talmi and Chris D. Frith --
Bending time to one's will / Jeffrey P. Ebert and Daniel M. Wegner --
Prospective codes fulfilled : a potential neural mechanism of the will / Thalia Wheatley and Christine E. Looser --
The phenomenology of agency and the Libet results / Terry Horgan --
The threat of shrinking agency and free will disillusionism / Thomas Nadelhoffer --
Libet and the criminal law's voluntary act requirement / Gideon Yaffe --
Criminal and moral responsibility and the Libet experiments / Larry Alexander --
Libet's challenge(s) to responsible agency / Michael S. Moore --
Lessons from Libet / Walter Sinnott-Armstrong.
Series Title: Series in neuroscience, law, and philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Lynn Nadel.

Abstract:

"We all seem to think that we do the acts we do because we consciously choose to do them. This commonsense view is thrown into dispute by Benjamin Libet's eyebrow-raising experiments, which seem to suggest that conscious will occurs not befor but after the start of brain activity that produces physical action." "Libet's striking results are often claimed to undermine traditional views of free will and moral responsibility and also to have practical implications for criminal justice. His work has also stimulated a flurry of further fascinating scientific research--including findings in psychology by Dan Wegner and in neuroscience by John-Dylan Haynes--that raise novel questions about whether conscious will plays any causal role in action. Critics respond that both commonsense views of action and traditional theories of moral and legal responsibility, as well as free will, can survive the scientific onslaught of Libet and his progeny. To further this lively debate, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Lynn Nadel have brought together prominent experts in neuroscience, psychology, philosophy, and law to discuss whether our conscious choices really cause our actions, and what the answers to that question mean for how we view ourselves and how we should treat each other."--Jacket.

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