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Effective intentions : the power of conscious will

Author: Alfred R Mele
Publisher: New York Oxford Univ. Press 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred R Mele
ISBN: 0195384261 9780195384260 9780199764686 0199764689
OCLC Number: 844976565
Notes: First issued as an Oxford University Press paperback
Description: IX, 178 Seiten 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Occurrent and standing intentions --
Proximal and distal intentions and intentional action --
Decisions --
Preview --
Conscious intentions and decisions --
What is the question? --
A thin reading of "conscious intention" --
Questions answered : functional roles and folk theories --
Conscious decisions --
Neuroscience and causes of action --
Libet's studies : data, inferences, and problems --
A test : reaction times --
Neuroscience and free will --
Action initiation --
More on vetoing --
Free will and the liberty of indifference --
Intentional actions and the alleged illusion of conscious wiii --
Wegner on the iIllusion of conscious wil --
Hypothesis H and table turning --
More on ideomotor action --
Conscious and nonconscious proximal intentions --
Wegner on free will and the magical self --
Proximal intentions and awareness reports --
A recent study --
Motor intentions and actions --
Accuracy --
The power of conscious will --
Proximal decisions and an imaginary experiment --
Implementation intentions : some findings --
Implementation intentions and decisions : causal issues --
Epiphenomenalism, proximal intentions, and hypothetical empirical discoveries --
Free will and hypothetical empirical discoveries.
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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