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Conscious Will and ResponsibilityA Tribute to Benjamin Libet$
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Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Lynn Nadel

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195381641

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381641.001.0001

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Neuroscience, Free Will, and Responsibility

Neuroscience, Free Will, and Responsibility

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(p.124) Chapter 11 Neuroscience, Free Will, and Responsibility
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Conscious Will and Responsibility
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Deborah Talmi

Chris D. Frith (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381641.003.0012

This chapter reinterprets Libet's results in light of a distinction between Type 1 and Type 2 mental processing. It uses this framework to explain why we have a conscious experience of our own free will, and discusses potential moral consequences of seeing apparent free will as an illusion.

Keywords:   free will, responsibility, moral behavior, consciousness, mental processing

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