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The Myth of Free Will -Book

 
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THE MYTH OF FREE WILL expands on the powerful ideas in the first edition by
offering 50 more pages of quotes and short essays on free will. The contents are
divided into six chapters: 1) But It Seems So Real! 2) The Myth & Causality 3)
The Myth & Morality 4) The Myth & the Brain 5) The Myth & Naturalism 6) The Myth
& Me. There is a quiz, eight lessons, illustrations and a glossary. Contributors
include Thomas W. Clark, Daniel Wegner, Steven Pinker, Daniel Dennett, Sam
Harris, Richard Dawkins, Michael Shermer, William B. Provine, Paul Bloom,
Antonio Damasio, Francis Crick, Eric Kandel, Robert Sapolsky, Arnell Dowret,
Read Montague, Lee M. Silver, Matt Ridley, Ginger Campbell, V.S. Ramachandran,
Douglas Hofstadter, Kurt Vonnegut, Tamler Sommers, Mark Twain and Albert
Einstein. Author Susan Blackmore contributes a nice foreword, in which she says
we can live without free will, and do better, personally, morally and
practically. In all, 50 leading thinkers are represented. The book strives to
answer the question, Who is saying we don't have free will and what are their
credentials? It's mostly an anthology, definitely not a philosophy text. It was
written for a mainstream audience, for people who wonder: Do I have free will?
If not, why does it feel like I do? And it was written for people who understand
that free will is a myth (the choir) and want to share this understanding with
friends who might feel disturbed or intimidated by the subject

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