Agency, authorship, and illusion

Consciousness and Cognition 14 (4):771-785 (2005)
Daniel Wegner argues that conscious will is an illusion. I examine the adequacy of his theory of apparent mental causation and whether, if accurate, it suggests that our experience of agency and authorship should be considered illusory. I examine various interpretations of this claim and raise problems for each interpretation. I also distinguish between the experiences of agency and authorship.
Keywords *Conscious (Personality Factor)  *Volition
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DOI 10.1016/j.concog.2005.07.002
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