Surrounding Free Will: Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience

2015.01.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alfred R. Mele (ed.), Surrounding Free Will: Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience, Oxford University Press, 2015, 342pp., $65.00
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2015.01.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Alfred R. Mele (ed.), Surrounding Free Will: Philosophy, Psychology, Neuroscience, Oxford University Press, 2015, 342pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199333950. Reviewed by Neil Levy, Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health/Oxford Centre for Neuroethics Over the past decade or so, there has been an increasing interest in scientific approaches and challenges to free will. Spurred initially by experiments that have been claimed to show that conscious will is epiphenomenal, and more latterly by work in social psychology that seemed to indicate that belief in free will is correlated with, and may even be causally involved in, pro-social behavior, there is now a rich body of work on cognitive science and free will. In 2010, in large part in order to encourage work in this vein and philosophical reflection on it, the John Templeton Foundation funded a four-year project on free will, directed by Alfred Mele. . .

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