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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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Proximal Intentions and Awareness Reports

Proximal Intentions and Awareness Reports

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(p.117) SIX Proximal Intentions and Awareness Reports
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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/9780195384260.003.0006

This chapter examines empirical work on the onset of consciousness of intentions and explores its bearing on the connection between conscious intentions and intentional actions. The claim that this work shows that conscious proximal intentions emerge only after we act is shown to be false, and the standard method for timing the onset of consciousness of intentions is shown to be unreliable.

Keywords:   action, consciousness, intention, timing

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