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Conscious Will and ResponsibilityA Tribute to Benjamin Libet$
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Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Lynn Nadel

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195381641

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381641.001.0001

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Bending Time to One’s Will

Bending Time to One’s Will

(p.134) Chapter 12 Bending Time to One’s Will
Conscious Will and Responsibility

Jeffrey P. Ebert

Daniel M. Wegner

Oxford University Press

Building on the research of Libet and others, this chapter shows that conscious will, and authorship more generally, is less a cause of events than an experience one has when the mind determines an event should be ascribed to the self—and that time plays a key role in such determinations. It then shows that this experience of authorship involves a subjective bending of time, such that actions and events are perceived to be temporally closer to each other when authorship is inferred.

Keywords:   authorship, conscious will, mind, bending time

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