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PREDICTABILITY AND THE EXPERIENCE OF FREEDOM

Ingmar Persson

in The Retreat of Reason

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780199276905
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603198 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199276900.003.0032
 							PREDICTABILITY AND THE EXPERIENCE OF FREEDOM

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This chapter explores two factors which account for experience of freedom. The first is that predictions of our decisions are in principle impossible. The second is that we do not experience any mental causation, i.e., we do not experience our mental episodes as being causally related to each other, or to the external world and our behaviour. The connections here are by way of the content of these mental episodes.

Keywords: freedom; mental causation; prediction of decisions

Chapter.  3531 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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