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Frontiers of Philosophy in China

Front. Philos. China    2018, Vol. 13 Issue (3) : 394-401     https://doi.org/10.3868/s030-007-018-0030-6
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Consciousness, Free Will, and the Sciences of the Mind
Timothy O’Connor()
Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405, USA
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Abstract

In his review of the trio of philosopher-scientist dialogues on the nature and capacities of the human mind, Paul Thagard (2018) advocates clearly and forcefully for a fairly extreme position, which he advances as preferable to an equally extreme alternative. I will suggest a middle path that becomes attractive when one attends not just to the range of data now pouring forth from the sciences of mind but also to our own experience as minded individuals.

Keywords consciousness      free will      emergence      qualia      dualism      cognitive science      first-person perspective     
Issue Date: 25 September 2018
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Timothy O’Connor. Consciousness, Free Will, and the Sciences of the Mind[J]. Front. Philos. China, 2018, 13(3): 394-401.
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