Tag Archives: Benjamin Libet

Free Won’t

This is the second part of the talk ‘Free Will / Free Won’t’. Notes in the text in the form [ABC] can be found by following the above link. Previously: Daniel Wegner’s ‘Conscious Will’ has been presented as a physicalist … Continue reading

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Talk: Free Will / Free Wont

Most people will assert that they feel they have free will yet most contemporary philosophers and neuroscientists, when pressed for an opinion, will suggest it is just an illusion. Some will half-joke that we only have ‘free won’t’ instead. If … Continue reading

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Wegner’s Illusion: An Overview

Daniel Wegner’s ‘Illusion of Conscious Will’ is exceedingly put-downable as any great thought-provoking book should be, which might explain why it’s taken so long to get through. Here’s an overview. In the book, each chapter has a short summary. I’ve … Continue reading

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Understanding Velmans: Taxonomy without Representation

In ‘Understanding Consciousness’, Velmans makes much of ‘representations’ which implies building models of the outside world within the brain but I’m wary of this notion. It is in contrast to Rodney Brooks’s idea that ‘the world is its own model’ … Continue reading

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