A Theory of Determinism: The Mind, Neuroscience, and Life-Hopes

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Clarendon Press, 1988 - Philosophy - 644 pages
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This book develops a new theory of determinism that offers fresh insights into questions of how intentions and other mental events relate to neural events, how both come about, and how both result in actions. Honderich tests his theory against neuroscience, quantum theory, and possible philosophical refutations, and discusses the consequences of determinism and near-determinism for life-hopes, knowledge, and personal feelings.

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Contents

Necessary Connections
13
Psychoneural Nomic Correlation
71
The Causation of Psychoneural Pairs
145
Copyright

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Ted Honderich has been Grote Professor of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic at University College London and taught at Yale and CUNY. He is the author of the most-translated living philosopher's book, "How Free Are You?," and he is the editor of the most-used one-volume reference work of its kind, "The Oxford Companion to Philosophy.

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