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The Retreat of ReasonA dilemma in the philosophy of life$
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Ingmar Persson

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199276905

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199276900.001.0001

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PREDICTABILITY AND THE EXPERIENCE OF FREEDOM

PREDICTABILITY AND THE EXPERIENCE OF FREEDOM

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(p.379) 31 PREDICTABILITY AND THE EXPERIENCE OF FREEDOM
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The Retreat of Reason
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DOI:10.1093/0199276900.003.0032

This chapter explores two factors which account for experience of freedom. The first is that predictions of our decisions are in principle impossible. The second is that we do not experience any mental causation, i.e., we do not experience our mental episodes as being causally related to each other, or to the external world and our behaviour. The connections here are by way of the content of these mental episodes.

Keywords:   freedom, mental causation, prediction of decisions

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