Agency and Self-Awareness: Issues in Philosophy and Psychology (Consciousness & Self-Consciousness Series)

ISBN: 9780199245628
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2003-09-04
Number of pages: 432
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In recent years there has been much psychological and neurological work purporting to show that consciousness and self-awareness play no role in causing actions, and indeed to demonstrate that free will is an illusion. The essays in this volume subject the assumptions that motivate such claims to sustained interdisciplinary scrutiny. The book will be compulsory reading for psychologists and philosophers working on action explanation, and for anyone interested in the relation between the brain sciences and consciousness.

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