Agency and Self-Awareness: Issues in Philosophy and Psychology

Oxford University Press (2003)
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
Keywords Action  Agent  Behavior  Knowledge  Metaphysics  Self-awareness
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Call number BD450.A39 2003
ISBN(s) 0199245614   0199245622   9780199245628  
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