This is really what people seem to want or at least envision themselves having.
There he argued that there is no "ghost in the machine" --no mind or soul that makes decisions separate from our brain and other physical events and factors.
In Dennett's views, the metaphysical question of determinism vs. indeterminism is irrelevant to the issue of free will.
The existence in many species of the ability to solve a wide range of problems, and to take action on the basis of the solution, is evidence that this ability is conducive to... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
Never shy, Dennett takes on the question of of free will.
His conclusion: Even in a deterministic universe, free will exists, if consciousness is understood correctly. Read more
Sorry I can't review this book but I never read it. Bought as a Christmas gift and haven't heard how the recipient liked it.Published 14 months ago by muffin lover
I was looking forward to reading this book after the excellent Darwin's Dangerous Idea. Was I ever disappointed! Read morePublished 15 months ago by Phil
This is a more accessible book for non-specialists than most of Dennett's writings. Without a belief in god and knowing that there is no soul, Dennett helps us to understand that... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Gregory George Gibbs
To those who are short on time (and money) here are the 309 pages: In each CONCRETE situation/moment determinism DEFINES an ONLY ONE POSSIBLE outcome (human action, thought,... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Weight Watcher
"Free Will" evolves. If he wasn't using the phrase "free will" I would mostly agree with what he's arguing for. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Kevin
The man is brilliant, insightful, funny and easy to read. He presents things as they are not as he wishes them to be. I wish I had been one of his students.Published 20 months ago by Loren P Ameen