De La Mettrie's Ghost: The Story of Decisions by C. NunnDe La Mettrie's Ghost: The Story of Decisions by C. Nunn

De La Mettrie's Ghost: The Story of Decisions

byC. Nunn

Hardcover | August 31, 2005

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This book is about how we make choices. Drawing together evidence from 21st century chemistry to Victorian politics, enlightenment philosophy, Roman drama and beyond, it is a compelling hunt for the nature of free will.
CHRIS NUNN is Associate Editor of the Journal of Consciousness Studies. He has written numerous papers, articles and book reviews. His first book, Awareness, an examination of current scientific thinking about the nature of consciousness, was published by Routledge in 1996. He has spent 30 years as a consultant psychiatrist and researc...
Title:De La Mettrie's Ghost: The Story of DecisionsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:235 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.69 inPublished:August 31, 2005Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1403994951

ISBN - 13:9781403994950

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Table of Contents

Back to basics Memory Free Will and Free Won't Illusions of Willing Susan's Tale, Part 1 Objects in Mind More Cognitive Objects Weariness - Victorian and Modern Good Ideas Susan's Tale, Part 2 Stories and Their People Of Laws, Physics and Stories Epilogue - On Being a Story

Editorial Reviews

'Meaty is one word for this dense little book. Rich and savory are others.' - Booklist'4/5: an accessible and well-written book...I urge you to read it and decide on these critical issues for yourself.' - Dr Susan Blackmore author of Conciousness, A Very Short Introduction(OUP) writing in BBC Focus Magazine'This is an amazingly clear book about free will that points us in some interesting directions.' - Mary Midgley, Times Higher Educational Supplement'very enjoyable - an important contribution to the dialogues on free will' - PsycCRITIQUES, American Psychological Association