Free will : an opinionated guide / Alfred R. Mele.
What did you do a moment ago? What will you do after you read this? Are you deciding as we speak, or is something else going on in your brain or elsewhere in your body that is determining your actions? Stopping to think this way can freeze us in our tracks. A lot in the world feels far beyond our control--the last thing we need is to question whether we make our own choices in the way we usually assume we do. Questions about free will are so major and consequential that we may prefer not to think about them at all, lest we feel completely lost and unsure of everything we thought we knew! Free Will: An Opinionated Guide offers a clear and straightforward introduction to this vexing topic. Drawing on decades of extensive research in philosophy, neuroscience, and psychology, internationally recognized authority on free will Alfred R. Mele explains and explores the most prominent theories, puzzles, and arguments in free will, all the while presenting his own distinctive take on the topic. like determinism, neuroscience, and control."-- Book dust jacket
- ISBN: 9780197574232
- ISBN: 0197574238
- Physical Description: ix, 150 pages ; 19 cm
- Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 
- Copyright: ©2022
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-146) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Preface -- Getting started -- Free will. Straight up -- Alternative possibilities -- A whirlwind tour -- Mixing it up -- Some sources of skepticism -- More skeptical arguments -- Free will and neuroscience -- Wrapping things up.
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