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37 Neuroscientific Threaths to Free Will (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781138795815 9781315758206 Year: Pages: 12 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Philosophy --- Social Sciences
Added to DOAB on : 2018-05-26 11:01:52
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In this chapter, I review recent work on neuroscientifi c threats to free will. What is itfor something to threaten free will? Consider, fi rst, an apparent threat. You are walkingin the dark, and a shadow looms in the distance. It certainly appears threatening, butyou are not sure. What do you do? You consider the source of the threat (the thingcasting the shadow, and you attempt to discover whether the threat is actual (anattacker) or merely apparent (a tree). And if the threat is actual, you attempt to discernwhat epistemic and behavioral changes are required of you.

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