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Volition: Conscious Control of Action

Bernard J. Baars

in In the Theater of Consciousness

Published in print March 1997 | ISBN: 9780195102659
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864126 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102659.003.0007
 Volition: Conscious Control of Action

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This chapter examines volition using the same approach that seemed to work for consciousness. That is, it asks: can we find examples of very similar voluntary and nonvoluntary actions that are experienced as profoundly different? Can we find phenomenal contrasts? It is shown that the answer is a clear “yes”.

Keywords: William James; actions; consciousness; voluntary control; voluntary action

Chapter.  4428 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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