On Willing Selves: Neoliberal Politics Vis-à-Vis the Neuroscientific Challenge

Plagrave Macmiilan (2007)

Abstract
Currently, the neurosciences challenge the concept of will to be scientifically untenable, specifying that it is our brain rather than our "self" that decides what we want to do. At the same time, we seem to be confronted with increasing possibilities and necessities of free choice in all areas of social life. Based on up-to-date (empirical) research in the social sciences and philosophy, the authors convened in this book address this seeming contradiction: By differentiating the physical, the psychic, and the social realm, the neuroscientific findings can be acknowledged within a comprehensive framework of selves in neoliberal societies
Keywords Will  Neurosciences  Self  Political science Philosophy
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Call number BF611.O5 2007
ISBN(s) 9780230013438   0230013430
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