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On Willing Selves

Author: S. Maasen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230592087

Category: Philosophy

Page: 234

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The neurosciences propose that the concept of will is scientifically untenable - it is our brain rather than our 'self' that controls our choices. Yet we seem to be confronted with increasing free choice in all areas of life. Using up-to-date empirical research in the social sciences and philosophy, this volume addresses the seeming contradiction.
On Willing Selves
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Pages: 234
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Categories: Philosophy
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The neurosciences propose that the concept of will is scientifically untenable - it is our brain rather than our 'self' that controls our choices. Yet we seem to be confronted with increasing free choice in all areas of life. Using up-to-date empirical research in the social sciences and philosophy, this
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Mental Health in Later Life
Language: en
Pages: 256
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