On Willing Selves
Neoliberal Politics and the Challenge of Neuroscience
On Willing Selves by Sabine Maasen
Book DescriptionThe 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 DetailsISBN: 9780230013438
(216mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sabine Maasen
Reproducibility, Hardback (July 2016)
A comprehensive, insightful treatment of the reproducibility challenges facing science today and of ways in which the scientific community can address them.
Metaphor and the Dynamics of Knowledge, Paperback (October 2013)
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Voluntary Action, Hardback (May 2003)» View all books by Sabine Maasen
This text examines the concept of voluntary action, taking into account findings in neuroscience that the brain activation required to perform the action can actually precede the brain activation representing our conscious desire to perform that action.
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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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