On Willing Selves: Neoliberal Politics and the Challenge of Neuroscience by S. MaasenOn Willing Selves: Neoliberal Politics and the Challenge of Neuroscience by S. Maasen

On Willing Selves: Neoliberal Politics and the Challenge of Neuroscience

byS. MaasenEditorB. Sutter

Hardcover | August 30, 2007

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The neurosciences propose that the concept of will is scientifically untenable - it is our brain rather than our 'self' that controls our choices. Yet we seem to be confronted with increasing free choice in all areas of life. Using up-to-date empirical research in the social sciences and philosophy, this volume addresses the seeming contradiction.
JOHN CLARKE Professor of Social Policy, Open University, UK BARBARA CRUIKSHANK Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, the University of Massachusetts, USA STEFANIE DUTTWEILER Research Assistant, the University of Basel, Switzerland KENNETH J. GERGEN Mustin Professor of Psychology, Swarthmore College, USA ALOIS HAHN...
Title:On Willing Selves: Neoliberal Politics and the Challenge of NeuroscienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:234 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.71 inPublished:August 30, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230013430

ISBN - 13:9780230013438

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Table of Contents

Introduction; S.Maasen & B. Sutter PART I: SELF - PAST AND PRESENT Self-Help: The Making of Neosocial Selves in Neoliberal Society; S.Maasen, B.Sutter & S.Duttweiler Technologies of the Will and their Christian Roots; I>A.Hahn & M.Schorch Governing By Will; S.Maasen , B.Sutter & S.Duttweiler PART II: SELF AND (SOCIO-)SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE Governing the Will in a Neurochemical Age; N.Rose The Person as an Effect of Communication; A.Nassehi PART III: SELF AND POLITICS Creating Citizen-Consumers? Public Service Reform and (Un)Willing Selves; J.Clarke, J. Newman & L.Westmarland Neopolitics: Voluntary Action in the Neoconservative Regime; B.Cruikshank 'Craving' Research: Smart Drugs and the Elusiveness of Desire; M.Valverde PART IV: SELF AND MORALITY From Voluntary to Relational Action: Responsibility and Value in a Global Context; K.J.Gergen The Role of the Self-Model for Self-Determination; T.Vierkant