Below there is a message from Facebook where his author briefly
describes a book with papers about Libet's experiment. I guess that this
should be useful for discussions about free will.
Review :Conscious Will and Responsibility: A Tribute to Benjamin Libet
The editors of this work are well-chosen. Walter Sinnot-Armstrong is a
well known philosopher who in the past has shown a healthy scepticism
towards many philosophical views on time and free will. Lynn Nadel is a
psychologist who specializes in memory, and has, for example,
investigated the role of the hippocampus in memory formation.
This all implies careful selection of current work on the Libet problem,
sometimes known in the vernacular as the "Libet half-second".
My own interests are less in the immediate moral or ethical implications
of Libet's findings, but more deeply into how Libet's discovery can and
has affected current ideas on the mind, and on what the actual
mechanisms are. The important results of Banks and Isham, of Hallett,
Haynes, Haggard and Pockett, and of many other present day luminaries
are discussed in some detail, often by the authors themselves.
For anyone who wants to learn recent work on the Libet problem, many of
the answers are in this book,which can reasonably be recommended to any
appropriate advanced student and to good libraries for reference.
Clearly the very latest papers, such as the most recent work of Isham
and Geng, may not have had time to appear, and a few people like Lau and
Mukamel are not actual authors here but some of their results are
referred to therein.
My own studies, which allow tensed as well as tenseless time, do also
relate to the work of other authors like Adamatzky, Elze, Super and
Romeo, but then I have a slightly different slant on the subject, as
referred to in my recent work in
my website ifsgoa.com and my Facebook group
http://www.facebook.com/groups/ifsgoa/ and of course my new book on
physics, neuroscience and time: http://amzn.to/zHtsxy
http://bit.ly/xR8FgF details, reviewers http://bit.ly/A2eaOe
This book is highly recommended to anyone interested in philosophy,
neuroscience and particularly in the Libet half-second at an advanced
Dr. John Yates, Institute for Fundamental Studies, Goa, Mumbai and London.
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