A Theory of Determinism: The Mind, Neuroscience, and Life-Hopes
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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Psychoneural Nomic Correlation
The Causation of Psychoneural Pairs
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