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Archive for October, 2010

Neuroscience and Free Will

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

There was a recent blog posted on this topic on  the newspaper website, The Telegraph,  http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tomchivers/100047972/neuroscience-and-free-will-when-definitions-become-important/

It’s interesting as it explores the concept of how advances in neuroscience are bringing up this topic of free will versus determinism which has been considered by philosophers for thousands of years. It also mentioned how humans have a tendency when we talk to separate “me” from “my brain”.   Who is this “I”? What is this consciousness? It is just the physical brain or is it something separate from that? This is the question that has baffled people from Plato to Aristotle and onwards to our present time.

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