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Surrounding Free Will

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Table of Contents ; 1. Introduction ; Alfred Mele ; 2. The Origins and Development of Our Conception of Free Will ; Alison Gopnik and Tamar Kushnir ; 3. Free Will without Metaphysics ; Andrew E. Monroe and Bertram F. Malle ; 4. Free Will: Belief and Reality ; Roy Baumeister, Cory Clark, and Jamie Luguri ; 5. Measuring and Manipulating Beliefs and Behaviors Associated with Free Will: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly ; Jonathan Schooler, Thomas Nadelhoffer, Eddy Nahmias, and Kathleen Vohs ; 6. Incompatibilism and Bypassed Agency ; Gunnar Bjornsson ; 7. Naturalizing Free Will: Paths and Pitfalls ; Hakwan Lau and Myrto Mylopoulos ; 8. <"Free will>": Components and Processes ; Patrick Haggard ; 9. Change of Intention in <"Picking>" Situations ; Ariel Furstenberg, Leon Y. Deouell, and Haim Sompolinsky ; 10. On Reporting the Onset of the Intention to Move ; Uri Maoz, Liad Mudrik, Ram Rivlin, Ian Ross, Adam Mamelak, and Gideon Yaffe ; 11. Dissecting Readiness Potential: an Investigation of the Relationship Between Readiness Potentials, Conscious willing, and Action ; Prescott Alexander, Alexander Schlegel, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Adina Roskies, Peter Ulric Tse, and Thalia Wheatley ; 12. Monkey Decision-Making as a Model System for Human Decision-Making ; Adina Roskies ; 13. The Problem of Determinism and Free Will Is Not the Problem of Determinism and Free Will ; Carolina Sartorio ; 14. On Being Some-One ; J. T. Ismael ; 15. Negligent Action and Unwitting Omission ; Randolph Clarke ; Appendix: Free Will Lexicon ; Patrick Haggard, Alfred Mele, Timothy O'Connor, and Kathleen Vohs ; Contributors ; Index

About the Author

Alfred R. Mele is the William H. and Lucyle T. Werkmeister Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University. He is the author of eight books from Oxford University press: Irrationality (1987), Springs of Action (1992), Autonomous Agents (1995), Motivation and Agency (2003), Free Will and Luck (2006), Effective Intentions (2009), Backsliding (2012), and A Dialogue on Free Will and Science (2014). He also is the editor of The Philosophy of Action (OUP 1997) and a coeditor of four other OUP volumes: Mental Causation (1993), The Oxford Handbook of Rationality (2004), Rationality and the Good (2007), and Free Will and Consciousness: How Might They Work? (2010).


a fascinating series of high-quality, interlinked papers ...The volume finishes with three papers in a more traditional vein ... they are of the highest quality * Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews Online * Together, the contributors to this work provide a rich, interdisciplinary volume directed to "everyone with a serious interest in free will ... Recommended. * Choice *

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