Book 2013

Is Science Compatible with Free Will?

Exploring Free Will and Consciousness in the Light of Quantum Physics and Neuroscience

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-5211-9 (Print) 978-1-4614-5212-6 (Online)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

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    Chapter

    Pages 1-4

    Introduction

  3. QUANTUM PHYSICS AND FREE WILL

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 5-5

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      Chapter

      Pages 7-22

      True Quantum Randomness

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      Chapter

      Pages 23-39

      Are There Quantum Effects Coming from Outside Space–Time? Nonlocality, Free Will and “No Many-Worlds”

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      Pages 41-61

      Can Free Will Emerge from Determinism in Quantum Theory?

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      Pages 63-79

      Free Will and Nonlocality at Detection as Basic Principles of Quantum Physics

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      Chapter

      Pages 81-94

      Are Humans the Only Free Agents in the Universe?

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      Chapter

      Pages 95-103

      The Origin of Freedom in Animal Behaviour

  4. NEUROSCIENCE AND FREE WILL

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 105-105

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      Chapter

      Pages 107-116

      The Role of Inhibitory Control of Reflex Mechanisms in Voluntary Behavior

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      Chapter

      Pages 117-134

      The Mirror Mechanism as Neurophysiological Basis for Action and Intention Understanding

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      Chapter

      Pages 135-145

      On the Quest for Consciousness in Vegetative State Patients Through Electrical Neuroimaging

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      Chapter

      Pages 147-176

      On the Irreducibility of Consciousness and Its Relevance to Free Will

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      Chapter

      Pages 177-193

      On Habit Learning in Neuroscience and Free Will

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      Chapter

      Pages 195-207

      Free Will and Neuroscience: Revisiting Libet’s Studies

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      Chapter

      Pages 209-224

      Towards Non-physical Realism

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      Chapter

      Pages 225-232

      Are Economics Laws Compatible with Free Will?

  5. ATTEMPTS TO RECONCILE SCIENCE AND FREE WILL

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 233-233

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      Chapter

      Pages 235-254

      The Two-Stage Model to the Problem of Free Will

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      Chapter

      Pages 255-272

      Can a Traditional Libertarian or Incompatibilist Free Will Be Reconciled with Modern Science? Steps Toward a Positive Answer

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      Chapter

      Pages 273-290

      Exploring Free Will and Consciousness in the Light of Quantum Physics and Neuroscience

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 291-312