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Published: 25 March 2013

368 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199746996

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Decomposing the Will

Edited by Andy Clark, Julian Kiverstein, and Tillmann Vierkant

Philosophy of Mind

  • A comprehensive introduction bringing systematically in contact the many different literatures in the cognitive sciences, philosophy of mind, philosophy of action and neuroethics.
  • A cutting edge overview of the important scientific work that has been taken to challenge free will. In many cases this research is outlined by the scientists that did the experiments and is complemented by an overview of the research they are currently involved in.
  • The first comprehensive treatment of the phenomenology of agency in relation to the conscious will.
  • The first comprehensive treatment of mental actions and their relevance for a theory of the conscious will.
  • Tells an original story about how the science of human action presents a challenge to compatibilist theories of free will (i.e. views that take free will to be consistent with the truth of determinism).
  • Brings together leading neuroscientists, psychologists and philosophers offering multiple different perspectives on the nature of human agency.

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