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Free Will and Consciousness: How Might They Work?

Roy F. Baumeister, Alfred R. Mele, and Kathleen D. Vohs


This volume is aimed at readers who wish to move beyond debates about the existence of free will and the efficacy of consciousness and closer to appreciating how free will and consciousness might operate. It draws from philosophy and psychology, the two fields that have grappled most fundamentally with these issues. In this wide-ranging volume, the contributors explore issues such as how free will is connected to rational choice, planning, and self-control; roles for consciousness in decision making; the nature and power of conscious deciding; connections among free will, consciousness, and qu ... More

Keywords: free will, consciousness, intention, rationality, choice, self-control, quantum mechanics, culture, language

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195389760
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195389760.001.0001


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Roy F. Baumeister, editor

Alfred R. Mele, editor
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Kathleen D. Vohs, editor