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Effective Intentions: The Power of Conscious Will

Alfred R Mele

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195384260
eISBN:
9780199869909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384260.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This book has both a negative aim and a positive aim. The negative aim is to show that some recent influential scientific claims about free will, consciousness, and action‐production are not ... More


Intentional Actions and The Alleged Illusion of Conscious Will

Alfred R. Mele

in Effective Intentions: The Power of Conscious Will

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195384260
eISBN:
9780199869909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384260.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter examines data Daniel Wegner uses to support his thesis that conscious will is an illusion. The data are shown to be compatible with its being the case that all intentional actions have ... More


Psychology and Free Will: A Commentary

Alfred R Mele

in Are We Free?: Psychology and Free Will

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189636
eISBN:
9780199868605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189636.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter is a commentary on the others, concentrating on themes that link many of them. It provides conceptual background on free will, distinguishes among distinct philosophical positions on the ... More


Some Observations on the Psychology of Thinking About Free Will

Daniel C Dennett

in Are We Free?: Psychology and Free Will

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189636
eISBN:
9780199868605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189636.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Whether free will is real or illusory is such an important topic that many thinkers overreact to it, jumping to invalid conclusions in their desire to fend off what they see as either mystical or ... More


The Threat of Shrinking Agency and Free Will Disillusionism

Thomas Nadelhoffer

in Conscious Will and Responsibility: A Tribute to Benjamin Libet

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381641
eISBN:
9780199864911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381641.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Whereas the traditional free will debate focused on the free part of “free will”—with an emphasis on alternative possibilities and the ability to do otherwise—many of the new threats from psychology ... More


Conscious Intentions and Decisions

Alfred R. Mele

in Effective Intentions: The Power of Conscious Will

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195384260
eISBN:
9780199869909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384260.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, General

This chapter defends answers to a pair of questions: Are intentions essentially conscious, as Daniel Wegner claims? And why do scientists find themselves disagreeing about this? It also develops a ... More


Phenomenology and the Feeling of Doing: Wegner on the Conscious Will

Timothy Bayne

in Does Consciousness Cause Behavior?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162371
eISBN:
9780262281690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162371.003.0010
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter examines Daniel Wegner’s claim that the conscious will is an illusion and argues that the content of the “experience of conscious will” is more complicated than has been assumed. It also ... More


Does Consciousness Cause Behavior?

Susan Pockett, William P. Banks, and Shaun Gallagher (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162371
eISBN:
9780262281690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162371.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Our intuition tells us that we, our conscious selves, cause our own voluntary acts. Yet scientists have long questioned this; Thomas Huxley, for example, in 1874 compared mental events to a steam ... More


Introduction

Susan Pockett, William P. Bank, and Shaun Gallagher

in Does Consciousness Cause Behavior?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162371
eISBN:
9780262281690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162371.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

The notion that consciousness does not cause voluntary behavior in humans has found support in William James and Sigmund Freud. In his 1890 classic The Principles of Psychology, James argued against ... More


The Consciousness Thesis

Neil Levy

in Consciousness and Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198704638
eISBN:
9780191774249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704638.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter describes the scientific basis for the claim that consciousness is epiphenomenal, stemming from the work of Benjamin Libet and Daniel Wegner. It argues that the perceived challenge to ... More


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