On Willing Selves

Thus the self, the conscious, volitional individual and its agency have come
under attack – and not for the first time! ... These debates rest on the assumption
that the self, the acting, willing, and reflecting self, needs to be more than just a ...

On Willing Selves

On Willing Selves

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.

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On Willing Selves
Language: en
Pages: 234
Authors: S. Maasen, B. Sutter
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-08-30 - Publisher: Springer

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
Precarity and Ageing
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Amanda Grenier, Chris Phillipson, Richard A. Settersten Jr.
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-15 - Publisher:

This edited collection develops an exciting new approach to understanding the changing cultural, economic and social circumstances facing different groups of older people.
Laboring Bodies and the Quantified Self
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Ulfried Reichardt, Regina Schober
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-31 - Publisher: transcript Verlag

The body has become central to practices of self-tracking. By focusing on the relations between quantification, the body, and labor, this volume sheds light on the ways in which discourses on data collection and versions of the ›corporate self‹ are instrumental in redefining concepts of labor, including notions of immaterial
Systems Theory and the Sociology of Health and Illness
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Morten Knudsen, Werner Vogd
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-30 - Publisher: Routledge

Modern societies and organizations are characterized by multiple kinds of observations, systems, or rationalities, rather than singular identities and clear hierarchies. This holds true for healthcare where we find a range of different perspectives – from medicine to education, from science to law, from religion to politics – brought together
New Directions in the Sociology of Chronic and Disabling Conditions
Language: en
Pages: 233
Authors: Graham Scambler, Sasha Scambler
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

This book charts the new directions in theory and research in disability studies, giving purpose and shape to the emerging confluence of ideas between traditionally opposed groups.

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