Monday, September 16, 2013

More on free will

See this talk by Susan Blackmore on free will. We had a previous discussion on free will here. Near the end of it was a link to Thompson's YouTube series on the topic from his combined neuroscientific and Buddhist perspective. And here is the Thompson thread, where he uses Damasio's ideas to elucidate top-down causation, which presupposes ipseity and will. I personally prefer these approaches to Blackmore's more traditional Buddhist no-self perspective. Blackmore mentioned Peter Tse's recent work, as did I on the previous page for his new book. The New Scientist article Blackmore references requires a subscription to access. I somewhere linked before to his 2 hour YouTube talk but have yet to listen to the whole thing.

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