Dualism and Materialism in Modern Neuroscience 

This is a cogent critique, but perhaps misses the point in terms of the category of materialism: the result is as usual put in the context of a theological debate, but the real issue is, what are the basic categories relevant to discussions of reality, therein the ‘will’: the duality of matter and spirit fails as badly as a materialist focus. Consider the way Schopenhauer, and some who are influenced by him, such as J.G. Bennett, often cited here: for Schopenhauer, the ‘Will in Nature’ is a fundamental category, and with Bennett, we have the triad of ‘being, function, will’. Such methodologies are able to deal with the strangely anomalous will.

Wilder Penfield concluded that free will is not in the brain — it is an immaterial power of the mind.

Source: Dualism and Materialism in Modern Neuroscience | Evolution News

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