The Resource The illusion of conscious will, Daniel M. Wegner ; foreword by Daniel Gilbert ; introduction by Thalia Wheatley

The illusion of conscious will, Daniel M. Wegner ; foreword by Daniel Gilbert ; introduction by Thalia Wheatley

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The illusion of conscious will
Title
The illusion of conscious will
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Daniel M. Wegner ; foreword by Daniel Gilbert ; introduction by Thalia Wheatley
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Language
eng
Summary
Do we consciously cause our actions, or do they happen to us? Philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, theologians, and lawyers have long debated the existence of free will versus determinism. With the publication of The Illusion of Conscious Will in 2002, Daniel Wegner proposed an innovative and provocative answer: the feeling of conscious will is created by the mind and brain; it helps us to appreciate and remember our authorship of the things our minds and bodies do. Yes, we feel that we consciously will our actions, Wegner says, but at the same time, our actions happen to us. Although conscious will is an illusion ("the most compelling illusion"), it serves as a guide to understanding ourselves and to developing a sense of responsibility and morality. Wegner was unable to undertake a second edition of the book before his death in 2013; this new edition adds a foreword by Wegner's friend, the prominent psychologist Daniel Gilbert, and an introduction by Wegner's colleague Thalia Wheatley.Approaching conscious will as a topic of psychological study, Wegner examines cases both when people feel that they are willing an act that they are not doing and when they are not willing an act that they in fact are doing in such phenomena as hypnosis, Ouija board spelling, and dissociative identity disorder.Wegner's argument was immediately controversial (called "unwarranted impertinence" by one scholar) but also compelling. Engagingly written, with wit and clarity, The Illusion of Conscious Will was, as Daniel Gilbert writes in the foreword to this edition, Wegner's "magnum opus."
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1948-
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Wegner, Daniel M.
Index
index present
LC call number
BF611
LC item number
.W38 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Will
  • Free will and determinism
  • Free will and determinism
  • Will
Label
The illusion of conscious will, Daniel M. Wegner ; foreword by Daniel Gilbert ; introduction by Thalia Wheatley
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Dan Gilbert -- Preface to the new edition / by Thalia Wheatley -- Preface by / Daniel Wegner -- The illusion -- Brain and body -- The experience of will -- An analysis of automatism -- Protecting the illusion -- Action projection -- Virtual agency -- Hypnosis and will -- The mind's compass -- References -- Author index -- Subject index
Edition
New edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262344876
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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WorldCat record--ma
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remote
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  • (OCoLC)1016156185
  • (OCoLC)on1016156185
Label
The illusion of conscious will, Daniel M. Wegner ; foreword by Daniel Gilbert ; introduction by Thalia Wheatley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / by Dan Gilbert -- Preface to the new edition / by Thalia Wheatley -- Preface by / Daniel Wegner -- The illusion -- Brain and body -- The experience of will -- An analysis of automatism -- Protecting the illusion -- Action projection -- Virtual agency -- Hypnosis and will -- The mind's compass -- References -- Author index -- Subject index
Edition
New edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262344876
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
WorldCat record--ma
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1016156185
  • (OCoLC)on1016156185

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