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Is free will an illusion? In these two papers, Wegner argues that all human actions are caused and that humans only experience free will as a side effect of consciousness. Donald disagrees. He believes that humans may actually be causal agents (and this is due to the unconscious mind). While Daniel Wegner was a psychological scientist (and thus, strictly a determinist) Merlin Donald is a philosopher.
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