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The illusion of conscious will

Author: Daniel M Wegner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Do we consciously cause our actions, or do they happen to us? Philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, theologians, and lawyers have long debated the existence of free will versus determinism. In this book Daniel Wegner offers a novel understanding of the issue. Like actions, he argues, the feeling of conscious will is created by the mind and brain. Yet if psychological and neural mechanisms are responsible  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Wills
Will
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel M Wegner
ISBN: 0262232227 9780262232227 0262731622 9780262731621
OCLC Number: 48256405
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Awards: Winner of Selected as a Finalist in the category of Psychology/Mental Health in the 2002 Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPYs) presented by Independent Publisher Magazine. 2002
Description: xi, 405 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The illusion --
Brain and body --
The experience of will --
An analysis of automatism --
Protecting the illusion --
Action projection --
Virtual agency --
Hypnosis and will --
The mind's compass.
Responsibility: Daniel M. Wegner.

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A novel contribution to the age-old debate about free will versus determinism.  Read more...

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... Dr. Wegner's critique... is less philosophical than empirical, drawing heavily upon recent research in cognitive science and neurology.-John Horgan, The New York Times Fascinating... I recommend Read more...

 
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