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Conscious will and responsibility

Author: Benjamin Libet; Walter Sinnott-Armstrong; Lynn Nadel
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Series in neuroscience, law, and philosophy
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Libet; Walter Sinnott-Armstrong; Lynn Nadel
ISBN: 9780195381641 0195381645
OCLC Number: 709958876
Description: xvi, 261 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Benjamin Libet, Do we have free will? --
Adina L. Roskies, Why Libet's studies don't pose a threat to free will? --
Alfred r. mele, libet on free will : readiness potentials, decisions, and awareness? --
Susan Pockett and Suzanne Purdy, Are voluntary movements initiated preconsciously? : the relationships between readiness potentials, urges, and decisions? --
William P. Banks and Eve A. Isham, Do we really know what we are doing? : implications of reported time of decision for theories of volition? --
Elisabeth Pacherie and Patrick Haggard, What are intentions? --
Mark Hallett, Volition : how physiology speaks to the issue of responsibility? --
John-Dylan Haynes, Beyond Libet : long-term prediction of free choices from neuroimaging signals? --
F. Carota, M. Desmurget, and A. Sirigu, Forward modeling mediates motor awareness? --
Tashina Graves, Brian Maniscalco, and Hakwan Lau, Volition and the function of consciousness? --
Deborah Talmi and Chris D. Frith, Neuroscience, free will, and responsibility? --
Jeffrey P. Ebert and Daniel M. Wegner, Bending time to one's will? --
Thalia Wheatley and Christine Looser, Prospective codes fulfilled : a potential neural mechanism of the will? --
Terry Horgan, The phenomenology of agency and the libet results? --
Thomas Nadelhoffer, The threat of shrinking agency and free will disillusionism? --
Gideon Yaffe, Libet and the criminal law's voluntary act requirement? --
Larry Alexander, Criminal and moral responsibility and the libet experiments? --
Michael S. Moore, Libet's challenge(s) to responsible agency? --
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Lessons from Libet?
Series Title: Series in neuroscience, law, and philosophy
Responsibility: edited by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Lynn Nadel.

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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  Read more...

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