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Surrounding Free Will: Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience

Alfred R. Mele


This volume explores free will from several perspectives: neuroscience; social, cognitive, and developmental psychology; and philosophy (traditional and experimental). It divides into three main units. The psychology and experimental philosophy unit explores how children conceive of free will and how their concept of free will develops, how to measure belief in free will, behavioral effects of lowered or raised confidence in the existence of free will, folk concepts of free will and moral responsibility, and controlled studies of our capacities for things closely associated with free will—for ... More

Keywords: beliefs, causation, choices, control, decisions, determinism, free will, folk concepts, intentions, moral responsibility

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199333950
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333950.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alfred R. Mele, editor
Florida State University

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Front Matter

1 Introduction

Alfred R. Mele

3 Free Will without Metaphysics

Andrew E. Monroe and Bertram F. Malle

4 Free Will

Roy F. Baumeister, Cory Clark, and Jamie Luguri

5 Measuring and Manipulating Beliefs and Behaviors Associated with Free Will

Jonathan Schooler, Thomas Nadelhoffer, Eddy Nahmias, and Kathleen D. Vohs

7 Naturalizing Free Will

Myrto I. Mylopoulos and Hakwan Lau

8 “Free Will”

Patrick Haggard

9 Change of Intention in “Picking” Situations

Ariel Furstenberg, Leon Y. Deouell, and Haim Sompolinsky

10 On Reporting the Onset of the Intention to Move

Uri Maoz, Liad Mudrik, Ram Rivlin, Ian Ross, Adam Mamelak, and Gideon Yaffe

11 Dissecting the Readiness Potential

Prescott Alexander, Alexander Schlegel, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Adina Roskies, Peter Ulric Tse, and Thalia Wheatley

14 On Being Someone

J. T. Ismael