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Single Idea 23517

[catalogued under 20. Action / B. Preliminaries of Action / 2. Willed Action / a. Will to Act]

Full Idea

The experience of volition is defined by 1) the feeling that I am doing what I want to do, 2) that I could have done otherwise, and 3) that voluntary actions seem to come from within.

Gist of Idea

Volition is felt as doing what you want, with possible alternatives, and a source from within


Anil Seth (Being You [2021], III.11)

Book Reference

Seth,Anil: 'Being You: new science of consciousness' [Faber 2022], p.216

A Reaction

Note that these can all be cited without reference to their feeling 'free'.