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Effective IntentionsThe Power of Conscious Will$
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Alfred R Mele

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195384260

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384260.001.0001

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Neuroscience and Free Will

Neuroscience and Free Will

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(p.67) FOUR Neuroscience and Free Will
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Effective Intentions
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Alfred R. Mele (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384260.003.0004

Benjamin Libet claims to have discovered that conscious intentions to “act now” are never among the causes of corresponding intentional actions and that all free will can do is to veto conscious intentions to act. This chapter's thesis is that this claim is false.

Keywords:   causation, consciousness, free will, intention, Benjamin Libet

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