The Idea of Will

Dorenbosch, Drs. M.M. (2015) The Idea of Will. [Preprint]

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This article presents a new conceptual view on the conscious will. This new concept approaches our will from the perspective of the requirements of our neural-muscular system and not from our anthropocentric perspective. This approach not only repositions the will at the core of behavior control, it also integrates the studies of Libet and Wegner, which seem to support the opposite. The will does not return as an instrument we use to steer, but rather as part of the way we learn new automatic behavior and of how our neural system steers us. The new concept suggests that understanding of our will is more about understanding of our daily behavior then about the will itself.

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Keywords:conscious will, free will, free deciding, consciousness, need, satisfaction, longing, desire, affection, intention, motivation, valence, learning, automatic behavior, routine behavior, neural muscular system, behavior control, vetoing, new concept, philosophy of free will, anthropocentric perspective, moral responsibility, Libet, Wegner,
Subjects:Psychology > Behavioral Analysis
Philosophy > Decision Theory
Philosophy > Ethics
Philosophy > Metaphysics
Psychology > Psychobiology
ID Code:9841
Deposited By: Dorenbosch, Drs. M.M.
Deposited On:18 Feb 2017 22:07
Last Modified:18 Feb 2017 22:07

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