On Willing Selves: Neoliberal Politics VIS-A-VIS the Neuroscientific Challenge

On Willing Selves: Neoliberal Politics VIS-A-VIS the Neuroscientific Challenge

by S. Maasen
     
 

The neurosciences propose that the concept of will is scientifically untenable - it is our brain rather than our 'self' that controls our choices. Yet we seem to be confronted with increasing free choice in all areas of life. Using up-to-date empirical research in the social sciences and philosophy, this volume addresses the seeming contradiction.  See more details below

Overview

The neurosciences propose that the concept of will is scientifically untenable - it is our brain rather than our 'self' that controls our choices. Yet we seem to be confronted with increasing free choice in all areas of life. Using up-to-date empirical research in the social sciences and philosophy, this volume addresses the seeming contradiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230013438
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
08/30/2007
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Meet the Author

JOHN CLARKE Professor of Social Policy, Open University, UK
BARBARA CRUIKSHANK Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, the University of Massachusetts, USA
STEFANIE DUTTWEILER Research Assistant, the University of Basel, Switzerland
KENNETH J. GERGEN Mustin Professor of Psychology, Swarthmore College, USA
ALOIS HAHN Professor of Sociology, Trier University, Germany
AMIN NASSEHI Professor of Sociology, University of Munich, Germany
JANET NEWMAN Professor of Social Policy, The Open University, UK
NIKOLAS ROSE Professor of Sociology, the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
MAREN SCHORCH Research Assistant, the Department of Sociology, the University of Trier, Germany
MARIANA VALVERDE Professor of Criminology, the University of Toronto, Canada
TILLMAN VIERKANT Lecturer in Philosophy of Mind at the University of Edinburgh, UK
LOUISE WESTMARLAND Lecturer in Criminology, The Open University, UK

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