The Self Beyond Itself: An Alternative History of Ethics, the New Brain Sciences, and the Myth of Free Will

The Self Beyond Itself: An Alternative History of Ethics, the New Brain Sciences, and the Myth of Free Will

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Few concepts are more unshakable in our culture than "free will," the idea that individuals are fundamentally in control of the decisions they make, good or bad. And yet the latest research about how the brain functions seems to point in the opposite direction, with fresh discoveries indicating the many ways in which humans are subject to influences well beyond the control of the conscious self. In The Self Beyond Itself, acclaimed scholar Heidi M. Ravven offers… (more)

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Publisher: New Press, The (May 28, 2013)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 608 pages

File size: 782 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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