A Discussion on Free Will, Subjectivity and the Physics of the Nervous System

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A discussion on the existence of free will goes back at least to the Middle Ages. The problem is related to reductionism, i.e. the claim that subjectivity could be considered an epiphenomenon of the cerebral processes, the argument being that all our sensorial perceptions, the control of movement, our states of wakefulness or of unconsciousness can be related to the activation or to the block of specific areas of our cerebral cortex. In the frame of this conception free will … Continue reading “A Discussion on Free Will, Subjectivity and the Physics of the Nervous System”