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In the Theater of ConsciousnessThe Workspace of the Mind$
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Bernard J. Baars

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780195102659

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102659.001.1

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Volition: Conscious Control of Action

Volition: Conscious Control of Action

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(p.130) six VOLITION: CONSCIOUS CONTROL OF ACTION
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In the Theater of Consciousness
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Bernard J. Baars

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102659.003.0007

This chapter examines volition using the same approach that seemed to work for consciousness. That is, it asks: can we find examples of very similar voluntary and nonvoluntary actions that are experienced as profoundly different? Can we find phenomenal contrasts? It is shown that the answer is a clear “yes”.

Keywords:   William James, actions, consciousness, voluntary control, voluntary action

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