Wegner on the conscious will

08/11/2013 07:21

Tim Bayne - Dept. of Philosophy, Oxford University

Bayne starts by summarising Wegner’s view of the conscious will. Wegner is seen as taking the view that conscious will is an introspective preview of actions before they are taken. Wegner also holds that conscious will is an illusion, which is here taken to mean that the sensation of conscious control is a misrepresentation of the actual causal path by which actions occur. [Read more] ...