Making a Scientific Case for Conscious Agency and Free Will

Making a Scientific Case for Conscious Agency and Free Will makes a series of arguments that certain human behaviors are impossible to explain in the absence of free will, and that free will emerges from materialistic processes of brain function. It outlines future directions for neuroscience studies that can harness emerging technologies and tools for systems-level analysis. All humans have the sensation that they consciously will certain things to happen and that, in the absence of external constraints, they are free to choose from among alternatives. This notion of free will is deemed obvious by the average person based on common experience. Free will is frequently defended with arguments stemming from social, legal, philosophical, and religious perspectives. But these arguments appeal to consequences—not causes—of choices and decisions. In the past 3 decades, debate has raged within the scientific community over whether free will is in fact an illusion. Because free will would require conscious agency, the supporting corollary is that consciousness itself cannot do anything and is merely an observer rather than an actor. Considers arguments for and against free will from religious, social, legal, and neuroscience perspectives Provides thorough coverage of the manifold human behaviors that can be explained only by free will, from consciousness to creativity Outlines future directions for further neuroscience research into the topic

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  • Author : William R. Klemm
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 118 pages
  • ISBN : 0128052899
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Making a Scientific Case for Conscious Agency and Free Will

Making a Scientific Case for Conscious Agency and Free Will
  • Author : William R. Klemm
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 11 February 2016
GET THIS BOOKMaking a Scientific Case for Conscious Agency and Free Will

Making a Scientific Case for Conscious Agency and Free Will makes a series of arguments that certain human behaviors are impossible to explain in the absence of free will, and that free will emerges from materialistic processes of brain function. It outlines future directions for neuroscience studies that can harness emerging technologies and tools for systems-level analysis. All humans have the sensation that they consciously will certain things to happen and that, in the absence of external constraints, they are

Making a Scientific Case for Conscious Agency and Free Will

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  • Author : William Robert Klemm
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  • Release : 18 October 2021
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Makes a series of arguments that certain human behaviors are impossible to explain in the absence of free will, and that free will emerges from materialistic processes of brain function. It outlines future directions for neuroscience studies that can harness emerging technologies and tools for systems-level analysis.

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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release : 06 May 2019
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 18 October 2021
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 06 March 2012
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 09 July 2010
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 22 December 2012
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  • Release : 15 December 2017
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  • Release : 31 October 2009
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  • Release : 03 February 2016
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  • Release : 19 October 2021
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