Organon F: Medzinárodný Časopis Pre Analytickú Filozofiu 22 (2):199-210 (2015)
AbstractRecently the account of free will proposed by Harry Frankfurt has come under attack. It has been argued that Frankfurt’s notion of wholeheartedness is in conflict with prevalent intuitions about free will and should be abandoned. I will argue that empirical data from choice blindness experiments can vindicate Frankfurt’s notion of wholeheartedness. The choice blindness phenomenon exposes that individuals fail to track their own decisions and readily take ownership of, and confabulate reasons for, decisions they did not make. Traditionally this has been taken to be problem for the notion of free will. I argue that Frankfurt’s account does not face this problem. Instead, choice blindness can be fruitfully applied to it, and vice versa. Frankfurt’s notion of wholeheartedness, I suggest, delineates the range of the choice blindness effect. This makes wholeheartedness a useful meta-theoretical concept for choice blindness research. I conclude that, pace the recent criticism, wholeheartedness is a useful notion and should not be abandoned
Similar books and articles
Fitting Inconsistency and Reasonable Irresolution.Simon D. Feldman & Allan Hazlett - forthcoming - In Berit Brogaard & Dimitria Electra Gatzia (eds.), The Philosophy and Psychology of Ambivalence: Being of Two Minds. Routledge.
Identification and Autonomy: A Meditation on the Philosophy of Harry Frankfurt.Teresa Marie Chandler - 2004 - Dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park
How something can be said about telling more than we can know: On choice blindness and introspection.Petter Johansson, Lars Hall, Sverker Sikström, Betty Tärning & Andreas Lind - 2006 - Consciousness and Cognition 15 (4):673-692.
Choice blindness and the non-unitary nature of the human mind.Petter Johansson, Lars Hall & Peter Gärdenfors - 2011 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 34 (1):28-29.
Choice Blindness: The Incongruence of Intention, Action and Introspection.Petter Johansson - unknown
Identification and Wholeheartedness.Harry Frankfurt - 1987 - In Ferdinand David Schoeman (ed.), Responsibility, Character, and the Emotions: New Essays in Moral Psychology. Cambridge University Press.
Failure to detect mismatches between intention and outcome in a simple decision task.Petter Johansson, Lars Hall, Sverker Sikstrom & Andreas Olsson - 2005 - Science 310 (5745):116-119.
Choice, moral responsibility and alternative possibilities.Vivienne Brown - 2006 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 9 (3):265-288.
Inattentional blindness: Perception or memory and what does it matter?Cathleen Moore - 2001 - PSYCHE: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research On Consciousness 7.
Neuroscience, Choice, and the Free Will Debate.Jason Shepard & Shane Reuter - 2012 - American Journal of Bioethics - Neuroscience 3 (3):7-11.
Harry Frankfurt's metaphysics of care: Towards an ethics without reason.Marlène Jouan - 2008 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 34 (7):759-797.
The Kane-Widerker Objection to Frankfurt Examples.James Cain - 2014 - Philosophia 42 (4):949-957.
Commentary on How Something Can Be Said About Telling More Than We Can Know: On Choice Blindness and Introspection.James Moore & Patrick Haggard - 2006 - Consciousness and Cognition 15 (4):693-696.
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads
Citations of this work
Perfection and Fiction : A study in Iris Murdoch's Moral Philosophy.Frits Gåvertsson - 2018 - Dissertation, Lund University
References found in this work
No references found.