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Brain and Body: Conscious will arises from processes that are psychologically and anatomically distinct from the processes whereby mind creates action.

Daniel M. Wegner (ed.)

in The Illusion of Conscious Will

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262534925
eISBN:
9780262344876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262534925.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter explores the anatomical and temporal origins of the experience of will. It examines issues of where the will arises by considering first the anatomy of voluntary action—how it differs ... More


Volition in Action: Intentions, Control Dilemmas, and the Dynamic Regulation of Cognitive Control

Thomas Goschke

in Action Science: Foundations of an Emerging Discipline

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018555
eISBN:
9780262312974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018555.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter focuses on addressing different aspects of the determination of voluntary action, describes the cognitive basis of voluntary action, and examines the role of objectives in the ensuing ... More


Free Will as a Social Institution

Wolfgang Prinz

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/9780262162371.003.0014
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter examines consciousness as a social institution rather than a naturally given mental capacity. More specifically, it views consciousness as a matter of social construction and not as ... More


The Kimberley Process, Club Goods, and Public Enforcement of a Private Regime

Virginia Haufler

in Voluntary Programs: A Club Theory Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262162500
eISBN:
9780262259132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262162500.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

By focusing on the diamond industry, this chapter examines the Kimberley Process through the lens of the club approach to voluntary programs. It is observed that the commitment to enforce strict ... More


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