Re: What Is Behaviour?

From: HARNAD Stevan (
Date: Thu Feb 29 1996 - 19:59:20 GMT

> From: "HOLMES Sharon" <>
> Date: Wed, 28 Feb 1996 11:57:42 +0000
> Choice is an interesting question to raise. Do we really have a
> choice in our behaviours? According to behaviourism, we have no
> 'free will', we essentially react to our environment with a vast set
> of responses. Do we truly have 'free will' in what we
> do or are we constrained by our environment and social surrounds. Do
> we react to a situation as we chose to do, or do we just react?

Consciousness and Free Will will get their due later in the course:

Lecture 19, 20 Consciousness Faced Head-On

"Can consciousness be investigated directly? Can we measure when a mental
event happens? What causal role does consciousness play?"

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