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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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The Power of Conscious Will

The Power of Conscious Will

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(p.131) SEVEN The Power of Conscious 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/9780195384260.003.0007

This chapter's thesis is that there is powerful evidence that the fact that an agent consciously decided to do something or had a conscious intention to do it sometimes has a place in a causal explanation of a corresponding intentional action. The evidence is drawn from studies of implementation intentions.

Keywords:   causation, consciousness, decision, implementation intention, intention

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