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On Willing Selves: Neoliberal Politics and the Challenge of Neuroscience
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On Willing Selves: Neoliberal Politics and the Challenge of Neuroscience (Hardback)

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The neurosciences propose that the concept of will is scientifically untenable - it is our brain rather than our 'self' that controls our choices. Yet we seem to be confronted with increasing free choice in all areas of life. Using up-to-date empirical research in the social sciences and philosophy, this volume addresses the seeming contradiction.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy of mindScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesNeurosciences Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 30/08/2007 ISBN-13: 9780230013438  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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JOHN CLARKE Professor of Social Policy, Open University, UK BARBARA CRUIKSHANK Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, the University of Massachusetts, USA STEFANIE DUTTWEILER Research Assistant, the University of Basel, Switzerland KENNETH J. GERGEN Mustin Professor of Psychology, Swarthmore College, USA ALOIS HAHN Professor of Sociology, Trier University, Germany AMIN NASSEHI Professor of Sociology, University of Munich, Germany JANET NEWMAN Professor of Social Policy, The Open University, UK NIKOLAS ROSE Professor of Sociology, the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK MAREN SCHORCH Research Assistant, the Department of Sociology, the University of Trier, Germany MARIANA VALVERDE Professor of Criminology, the University of Toronto, Canada TILLMAN VIERKANT Lecturer in Philosophy of Mind at the University of Edinburgh, UK LOUISE WESTMARLAND Lecturer in Criminology, The Open University, UK

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