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2016

Theses/Dissertations

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Free Will

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You Are Who You Choose To Be: Neuroscience And Freedom, Silas Edward Busch Jan 2016

You Are Who You Choose To Be: Neuroscience And Freedom, Silas Edward Busch

Senior Projects Spring 2016

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Social Studies of Bard College

You have just decided to sit down and read this abstract; perhaps, at the end of it, you’ll decide to continue and read this whole thesis. Your ability to freely make that choice is simple enough, right? Or is the feeling of free willed choice an illusion? Metaphysicians, moral philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists are among the many who have weighed in on this question, offering a complicated variety of answers. Little work has been done to synthesize these approaches. My thesis is an attempt at a synthesis ...