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Mind, Brain, and Free Will

Richard Swinburne


This book argues for substance dualism (of soul and body) and libertarian free will. It begins with full discussions of the underlying philosophical issues (such as the criteria of identity of events and substances, and the nature of metaphysical possibility) and the underlying epistemological issues (such as when scientists are justified in believing subjects’ reports about their conscious events). Armed with results of this kind, it then argues that pure mental events (including conscious events) are distinct from physical events and that these interact with each other. Recent neuroscience ( ... More

Keywords: agent causation, free will, identity, Libet, metaphysical possibility, moral responsibility, neuroscience, substances, substance dualism

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Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199662562
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662562.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Swinburne, author
University of Oxford

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