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Astonishing Hypothesis by Francis Crick
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A sigh of relief. The Astonishing Hypothesis was developed by Crick and Christof Koch. Having tried and failed to read the high level (and quite poorly written) The Quest for Consciousness by Christof Koch, I am delighted to find that this book is accessible and aims at explaining the same hypothesis, i.e. that the brain IS the sum of its parts and that the parts and processes are knowable. Can't wait to read the discussion on free will that he promises.

So far, so good.
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-uht! Yeah, it wasn't what I expected either, but very interesting to think that there is a brain center for 'will.' What further reading did you find on the subject?


message 1: by Joshua Nomen-Mutatio (last edited Mar 19, 2009 01:08PM) (new) - added it

Joshua Nomen-Mutatio Also consider looking into Daniel Dennett's compatiblist position on free will in his books Elbow Room: The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting and Freedom Evolves. There's also a few videos easily found via Google/YouTube of him giving lectures on the subject.


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