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Human Agency and Neural Causes

Philosophy of Action and the Neuroscience of Voluntary Agency


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. J. D. Runyan
    Pages 1-15
  3. J. D. Runyan
    Pages 16-44
  4. J. D. Runyan
    Pages 45-56
  5. J. D. Runyan
    Pages 57-85
  6. J. D. Runyan
    Pages 86-102
  7. J. D. Runyan
    Pages 103-125
  8. J. D. Runyan
    Pages 126-165
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 193-232

About this book


Human Agency and Neural Causes provides an analysis of our everyday thought about our conduct, and the neuroscience research concerning voluntary agency. J.D. Runyan argues that our findings through neuroscience are consistent with what would be expected if we are, in fact, voluntary agents.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Indiana Wesleyan UniversityUSA

About the authors

J. D. Runyan is Associate Professor of Neuropsychology at Indiana Wesleyan University, USA. He performed graduate research in neuroscience at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, USA, before completing a doctorate at the University of Oxford, UK. His research spans neuroscience, psychology, and philosophical psychology.

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