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Free will, consciousness, and the self by Preben Bertelsen

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Published by Berghahn Books in New York .
Written in English


  • Free will and determinism,
  • Consciousness,
  • Self,
  • Evolutionary psychology

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementPreben Bertelsen.
SeriesStudies in the understanding of the human condition
LC ClassificationsBF621 .B47 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3689656M
ISBN 101571816615
LC Control Number2003057871

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Free Will, Consciousness and Self: Anthropological Perspectives on Psychology 1st Edition byCited by: 6. This volume is aimed at readers who wish to move beyond debates about the existence of free will and the efficacy of consciousness and closer to appreciating how free will and consciousness might operate. It draws from philosophy and psychology, the two fields that have grappled most fundamentally with these issues/5(3). Read this book on Questia. Free Will, Consciousness, and the Self by Preben Bertelsen, | Online Research Library: Questia Read the full-text online edition of Free Will, Consciousness, and the Self . Free will, consciousness, and self: anthropological perspectives on psychology. [Preben Bertelsen] -- "In this book, the author develops a general theoretical model that may offer a better understanding of underlying principles of human behavior.

I read this book with guilty pleasure. Paul Singh is delightfully opinionated -- and at times comes across as arrogant -- in his full-on commitment generally to the scientific method as the only way to know anything as truth, and in particular to the materialist outlook on consciousness and the self: no consciousness but brain, no self but brain, no free will but brain activity/5.   Free Will, Consciousness and Self Anthropological Perspectives on Psychology Preben Bertelsen. pages, 60 illus., bibliog., index. ISBN $/£ Hb Published (October ) ISBN $/£ Pb Published (October ) eISBN eBookAuthor: Preben Bertelsen. This chapter begins with some brief reflections on the definition of determinism, on the notion of the subject of experience, and on the relation between conscious experience and brain events. The main discussion focuses on the traditional view, endorsed by Honderich in his book, A Theory of Determinism, that the truth of determinism poses some special threat to our ordinary conception of. A common mistake associated with the idea of free will not existing is people thinking such follows to the conclusion that consciousness doesn’t exist either (Yes, I’ve had numerous people argue consciousness can’t exist without it). This, however, does not follow. There’s mounds of evidence for consciousness, and none for free will (the ability to have, of one’s own accord, done.

  Jamie Wheal and Steven Kotler's book is Either way they knock out our everyday waking sense of self-consciousness and self-awareness. So . This book presents research that supports the naturalistic stance that the mind is identical to the brain. The author argues that if one were to look at the idea that the mind is the brain, then it follows logically that free will must be an illusion, that there can be no consciousness separate from the brain, and that there can be no substantial self that exists independently from the brain. Nevertheless—and this is critical for resolving the paradox—in our everyday state of consciousness, the sense of self is very real. It is who we are. Although this “I” may be part of the brain’s model of reality, it is nevertheless intimately involved in the making of decisions, . The author argues that if one were to look at the idea that the mind is the brain then it follows logically that free will must be an Download books» Biology, Genetics» The Great Illusion: The Myth of Free Will, Consciousness, and the Self.