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Title: Brain Determinism and Free Will
Authors: Magni, Sergio Filippo
Keywords: neuroethics
freedom of the will
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Citation: Sergio Filippo Magni, "Brain Determinism and Free Will", in: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics, XI (2009) 2, pp. 57-67.
Series/Report no.: Etica & Politica / Ethics & Politics
XI (2009) 2
Abstract: The article focuses on the issue of brain determinism, by examining two recent neuroscientific experiments (Libet’s and Haynes’ experiments about conscious acts). Such experiments aim to show a cerebral determination of the agent’s free choices. The author argues that even if their conclusions were true, that would not eliminate the common use of the concept of free will and the attribution of moral responsibility.
ISSN: 1825-5167
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