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Making X Happen: Prolepsis and the Problem of Mental Determination

  • Jan Bransen
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Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 77)

Abstract

When I enter my office, I do a great many things without paying any attention to the details of what I do and how I do it. I turn the key to unlock the door, turn on the light if necessary, put down my briefcase on a chair, and take off my coat. All these things I do quite automatically, without explicit consciousness. This is because long ago, or so we might put it, my body took over.

Keywords

Design Problem Internal State Normative Constraint Timely Reinforcement Explicit Consciousness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jan Bransen
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUtrecht UniversityNetherlands

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