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Using illustrative examples from philosophy, mythology, history, and criminology, and with thorough discussions of actual scientific experiments, Sternberg attempts to answer the question: Are we truly in control of our actions?
Eliezer J. Sternberg is the author of Are You a Machine? The Brain, the Mind, and What It Means to Be Human. A recent graduate of Brandeis University, where he majored in neuroscience and philosophy, Sternberg is now at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Table of Contents
|The Nefarious Neuron||p. 21|
|The Shadow of Determinism||p. 27|
|The Essential Freedom||p. 35|
|A Tempest in the Brain||p. 43|
|Neurological Disturbance||p. 53|
|The Seat of the Will||p. 61|
|The Somatic-Marker Hypothesis||p. 67|
|The Readiness Potential||p. 77|
|The Grand Illusion||p. 87|
|Neuronal Destiny||p. 99|
|The Revolution of the Brain||p. 111|
|Seeds of Corruption||p. 121|
|Morality's End||p. 135|
|The Depths of Consciousness||p. 143|
|A Challenge for Experience||p. 155|
|The Boundlessness of Reason||p. 169|
|Rise of the Moral Agent||p. 185|
|The Palace of the Mind||p. 191|
|Further Readings||p. 201|
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