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Freedom and Neurobiology Reflections on Free Will, Language, and Political Power

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ISBN-10: 0231137532

ISBN-13: 9780231137539

Edition: 2008

Authors: John Searle

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Our self-conception derives mostly from our own experience. We believe ourselves to be conscious, rational, social, ethical, language-using, political agents who possess free will. Yet we know we exist in a universe that consists of mindless, meaningless, unfree, nonrational, brute physical particles. How can we resolve the conflict between these two visions? In Freedom and Neurobiology, the philosopher John Searle discusses the possibility of free will within the context of contemporary neurobiology. He begins by explaining the relationship between human reality and the more fundamental reality as described by physics and chemistry. Then he proposes a neurobiological resolution to the…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 9/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Preface to the English Edition
Translator's Note
History
When Film Was Deaf (1895-1927)
Chaplin-Three Steps into Speech
Birth of the Talkies or of Sound Film? (1927-1935)
Jean Vigo-The Material and the Ideal
The Ascendancy of King Text (1935-1950)
Babel
The Time It Takes for Time to ""Harden"" (1950-1975)
The Return of the Sensorial (1975-1990)
The Silence of th