Review of John R. Searle Rationality in Action [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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In this book, John Searle makes a significant contribution to the philosophy of rational action, and its implications for the problem of free will.Â The book also marks a change in Searleâ€™s thinking since his 1992 book The Rediscovery of the Mind , particularly in that he now leaves open, as a reasonable possibility, that consciousness may be able to cause things that cannot be fully explained by the causal behaviour of neurons:Â for me, a step in the right direction (cf. Hodgson 1994).Â Searle also for the first time supports a non- Humean notion of the self, as an entity that can, as a whole, consciously try to do things.
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