On Willing Selves by Sabine Maasen
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On Willing Selves
By Sabine Maasen

On Willing Selves

Neoliberal Politics and the Challenge of Neuroscience

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On Willing Selves by Sabine Maasen

Book Description

The neurosciences propose that the concept of will is scientifically untenable - it is our brain rather than our 'self' that controls our choices. Yet we seem to be confronted with increasing free choice in all areas of life. Using up-to-date empirical research in the social sciences and philosophy, this volume addresses the seeming contradiction.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780230013438
ISBN-10: 0230013430
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 244
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sabine Maasen

JOHN CLARKE Professor of Social Policy, Open University, UK BARBARA CRUIKSHANK Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, the University of Massachusetts, USA STEFANIE DUTTWEILER Research Assistant, the University of Basel, Switzerland KENNETH J. GERGEN Mustin Professor of Psychology, Swarthmore College, USA ALOIS HAHN Professor of Sociology, Trier University, Germany AMIN NASSEHI Professor of Sociology, University of Munich, Germany JANET NEWMAN Professor of Social Policy, The Open University, UK NIKOLAS ROSE Professor of Sociology, the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK MAREN SCHORCH Research Assistant, the Department of Sociology, the University of Trier, Germany MARIANA VALVERDE Professor of Criminology, the University of Toronto, Canada TILLMAN VIERKANT Lecturer in Philosophy of Mind at the University of Edinburgh, UK LOUISE WESTMARLAND Lecturer in Criminology, The Open University, UK

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