The neural basis of free will criterial causation this book is a fascinating philosophically informed exploration of the neural underpinnings of mental causation mental representation consciousness and free will tses approach is tough minded open minded and refreshing weve heard from several neuroscientists recently that free will . Peter ulric tse neural basis of free will criterial causation mit press 2013 456pp 3800 hbk isbn 9780262019101 reviewed by robert c bishop wheaton college my physics teacher john wheeler would often say philosophy is too important to leave to the philosophers he meant that . Such informational causation cannot change the physical basis of information realized in the present but it can change the physical basis of information that may be realized in the immediate future this gets around the standard argument against free will centered on the impossibility of self causation. The issues of mental causation consciousness and free will have vexed philosophers since plato in this book peter tse examines these unresolved issues from a neuroscientific perspective in contrast with philosophers who use logic rather than data to argue whether mental causation or . Get this from a library the neural basis of free will criterial causation peter tse the issues of mental causation consciousness and free will have vexed philosophers since plato this book examines these unresolved issues from a neuroscientific perspective in contrast with
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