Mental Action and the Conscious Mind

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Michael Brent
University of Denver
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Introduction, by Michael Brent -- Part 1: The Nature of Mental Action -- (1) Skepticism about Self-Understanding, by Matthew Boyle. (2) Agent Causation and Inference, by David Hunter. (3) The Most General Mental Act, by Yair Levy. (4) Are Our Practical Decisions Mental Actions?, by Alfred R. Mele. (5) Practical Rationality and the Problem of Agency, by Joshua Shepherd. (6) Reasoning and the Metaphysics of the Active Mind, by Markos Valaris. (7) Attention and Self-Control, by Sebastian Watzl -- Part II: The Explanation of Mental Action -- (8) Modeling the Causal Efficacy of Mental Action, by Holly Andersen. (9) Reducing Two-Way Powers, by Andrei Buckareff. (10) Embodied Cognition and the Causal Roles of the Mental, by Lisa Miracchi. (11) How to Think Many Thoughts at Once: Content Plurality in Mental Action, by Antonia Peacocke. (12) Spontaneity in Action: Mind Wandering, Cognitive Agency, and Mental Autonomy Across the Sleep-Wake Cycle, by Jennifer M. Windt. (13) Movements of the Mind, by Wayne Wu
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