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The Resource The illusion of conscious will, Daniel M. Wegner

The illusion of conscious will, Daniel M. Wegner

Label
The illusion of conscious will
Title
The illusion of conscious will
Statement of responsibility
Daniel M. Wegner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A novel contribution to the age-old debate about free will versus determinism.Do we consciously cause our actions, or do they happen to us? Philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, theologians, and lawyers have long debated the existence of free will versus determinism. In this book Daniel Wegner offers a novel understanding of the issue. Like actions, he argues, the feeling of conscious will is created by the mind and brain. Yet if psychological and neural mechanisms are responsible for all human behavior, how could we have conscious will? The feeling of conscious will, Wegner shows, helps us to appreciate and remember our authorship of the things our minds and bodies do. Yes, we feel that we consciously will our actions, Wegner says, but at the same time, our actions happen to us. Although conscious will is an illusion, it serves as a guide to understanding ourselves and to developing a sense of responsibility and morality.Approaching conscious will as a topic of psychological study, Wegner examines the issue from a variety of angles. He looks at illusions of the will--those cases where people feel that they are willing an act that they are not doing or, conversely, are not willing an act that they in fact are doing. He explores conscious will in hypnosis, Ouija board spelling, automatic writing, and facilitated communication, as well as in such phenomena as spirit possession, dissociative identity disorder, and trance channeling. The result is a book that sidesteps endless debates to focus, more fruitfully, on the impact on our lives of the illusion of conscious will
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
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Wegner, Daniel M.
Dewey number
153.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF611
LC item number
.W38 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Will
  • Free will and determinism
  • SELF-HELP
  • Free will and determinism
  • Will
  • Bewustzijn
  • Wil
  • Determinisme
  • Vrije wil
Label
The illusion of conscious will, Daniel M. Wegner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-386) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Protecting the illusion
  • 6.
  • Action projection
  • 7.
  • Virtual agency
  • 8.
  • Hypnosis and will
  • 9.
  • The mind's compass
  • 1.
  • The illusion
  • 2.
  • Brain and body
  • 3.
  • The experience of will
  • 4.
  • An analysis of automatism
Control code
51958441
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 405 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585442730
Lccn
2001054608
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 3650
  • 9780262285896
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51958441
Label
The illusion of conscious will, Daniel M. Wegner
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Bradford book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-386) and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Protecting the illusion
  • 6.
  • Action projection
  • 7.
  • Virtual agency
  • 8.
  • Hypnosis and will
  • 9.
  • The mind's compass
  • 1.
  • The illusion
  • 2.
  • Brain and body
  • 3.
  • The experience of will
  • 4.
  • An analysis of automatism
Control code
51958441
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 405 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585442730
Lccn
2001054608
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 3650
  • 9780262285896
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51958441

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