Free Will
  • Format: Pocket
  • Språk: Engelsk
  • Utgitt: 201203
  • Antall sider: 83
  • Vekt i gram: 127
  • ISBN10:1451683405
  • ISBN13:9781451683400

Free Will

  • 91,-
  • Delbetal og samle alle kjøp med Klarna Konto. Les mer.
  • Sendes fra oss i løpet av 2-5 arbeidsdager (Frakttid til deg kommer i tillegg)
  • Gaveinnpakning 25 kr. per bok

The physiologist Benjamin Libet famously demonstrated that activity in the brain's motor regions can be detected some 300 milliseconds before a person feels that he has decided to move. Another lab recently used fMRI data to show that some "conscious" decisions can be predicted up to 10 seconds before they enter awareness (long before the preparatory motor activity detected by Libet). Clearly, findings of this kind are difficult to reconcile with the sense that one is the conscious source of one's actions. The question of free will is no mere curio of philosophy seminars. A belief in free will underwrites both the religious notion of "sin" and our enduring commitment to retributive justice. The Supreme Court has called free will a "universal and persistent" foundation for our system of law. Any scientific developments that threatened our notion of free will would seem to put the ethics of punishing people for their bad behaviour in question.In Free Will Harris debates these ideas and asks whether or not, given what brain science is telling us, we actually have free will?

Kundeanmeldelser og blogger

Kundenes vurdering basert på 1 anmeldelse.
  • Harris gör det igen!

    "Free will is an illusion. Our wills are simply not of our own making. Thoughts and intentions emerge from background causes of which we are unaware and over which we exert no conscious control. We do not have the freedom we think we have."

    Sam Harris skriver om den fria viljan med fängslande resonemang och med samma säkerhet som han gör i sina andra böcker. Boken innehåller bara 66 sidor text, men är trots det mycket innehållsrik. Boken kan med fördel läsas som en introduktionsbok i ämnet. Jag rekommenderar denna starkt!

    av Pierre S, 17.03.2012

Søk flere bøker:

Kunder som har kjøpt denne boken har
også kjøpt:
Legg i handlekurv Vår pris107,-
God is not great
av Hitchens, Christopher
Vår pris70,-
The Moral Landscape
av Harris, Sam
Legg i handlekurv Vår pris111,-
Legg i handlekurv Vår pris70,-
Legg i handlekurv Vår pris120,-