The Illusion of Conscious Will

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Wegner, David. The Illusion of Conscious Will. Cambridge, MA: MIT P, 2002.

In a review in The Washington Post Weekly Edition, "Move over Descartes: Neuroscientists have joined philosophers in searching for the origin of consciousness," S. Vedantam says that "The feeling you have as you read this sentence, Wegner argues, is an illusion pulled off by a complex machine in your skull. […] In other words, the brain, not content with being a remarkably complex machine, also convinces itself it is not a machine at all."


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