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Die Vermessung der Freiheit: Theorien und Experimente zur Willensfreiheit: Lassen alte Antworten…


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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2007 im Fachbereich Philosophie - Praktische (Ethik, Ästhetik, Kultur, Natur, Recht, ...), Note: 1,0, Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), 11 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: This paper analyzes if freedom and free will can possibly be investigated as measurable phenomena. Whether or not merely biological determination and mental processes are responsible for human decisions and actions, is a matter of committed debating. This paper investigates theories and the experimental framework for this debate: Either the will is dependent on antecedent conditions and thus is determined or the will is independent on antecedent conditions and thus is free. This basic research question will be introduced through Kant. Hereupon the neurobiological experiments regarding the subject are investigated and the famous findings of Libet will shed light on the experimental set-up of the empirical research. Libet delivered the foundation for all further experiments, therefore Roth argues, that upon those results it is to conclude that human actions are determined. Yet, the experimental outcome and conclusions drawn reveal both methodical misconception and a lack of empirical foundation. Reasons for this will be given by Pauen, who analyses and criticizes the scientific researchers. He argues that free will is a highly complex system that cannot be investigated alone upon empirical principles. In order to suggest that the debate is even more complicated than that, Adorno raises considerable doubts regarding the basic principle of the discussed experiments. Thus, the question 'Whether or Not' is debateable, as it is exclusive and highly paradoxical. Eventually, Schockenhoff unveils a fundamental mistake, arguing that the subjective perception of 'free will' cannot be examined with objective methods. The neurobiological criticism of the concept of free will is not put forward in a valid way. To sum up, the different theories are consolidated and a conclusion is drawn: This paper finds that empirical measuring of freedom is not sufficient in order to prove whether freedom and free will do exist or not.
Title:Die Vermessung der Freiheit: Theorien und Experimente zur Willensfreiheit: Lassen alte Antworten…Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 4, 2008Publisher:GRIN VerlagLanguage:German

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ISBN - 10:3638032418

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