Downward causation and the neurobiology of free will

Nancey Murphy, George F.R. Ellis, and Timothy O'Connor (eds.)

With an all star cast on an extremely hot topic, this book provides an important contribution to the growing interdisciplinary field of free will. Top-down causation is explored, as are the ethical and legal implications of our understanding of free will.

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  • and Overview.- and Overview.- I: Physics, Emergence, and Complex Systems.- Free Will, Physics, Biology, and the Brain.- Human Freedom "Emergence".- Top-Down Causation and the Human Brain.- Top-Down Causation and Autonomy in Complex Systems.- Toward a Complementary Neuroscience: Metastable Coordination Dynamics of the Brain.- II: Volition and Consciousness: Are They Illusions?.- Physiology of Volition.- How We Recognize Our Own Actions.- Volition and the Function of Consciousness.- III: Broader Understandings of Volition and Consciousness.- Conscious Willing and the Emerging Sciences of Brain and Behavior.- Contemplative Neuroscience as an Approach to Volitional Consciousness.- Free Will Top-Down Control in the Brain.- Thinking beyond the Bereitschaftspotential: Consciousness of Self and Others as a Necessary Condition for Change.- IV: Human Implications of the Debate.- Criminal Responsibility, Free Will, and Neuroscience.- Law, Responsibility, and the Brain.- The Controversy over Brain Research.

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書名 Downward causation and the neurobiology of free will
著作者等 Ellis, George Francis Rayner
Murphy, Nancey C.
O'Connor, Timothy
Ellis George F. R.
O'Connor Timothy
Murphy Nancey
シリーズ名 Understanding complex systems
出版元 Springer
刊行年月 c2009
ページ数 viii, 291 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 9783642032042
NCID BB0055911X
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言語 英語
出版国 ドイツ