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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Sheldon, Kennon M.
dc.contributor.author Martela, Frank
dc.date.accessioned 2023-02-01T09:11:45Z
dc.date.available 2023-02-01T09:11:45Z
dc.date.issued 2022-03-04
dc.identifier.citation Sheldon , K M & Martela , F 2022 , ' A modest proposal : Free will is real ' , JOURNAL OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY , vol. 17 , no. 2 , pp. 271-280 . https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2021.2016901 en
dc.identifier.issn 1743-9760
dc.identifier.issn 1743-9779
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/119552
dc.description Funding Information: This research was supported within the framework of a subsidy by the Russian Academic Excellence Project ’5-100ʹ Publisher Copyright: © 2021 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
dc.description.abstract We present a hybrid philosophical/psychological argument in defense of ‘free will.’ The argument builds on the proposals in philosopher Christian List’sbook, Free will is real. We show that List’s psychological account of free will–that it requires the ability to consider alternatives, to make a choice, and to enact that choice–has already been proven, via research into goal functioning. Thus, the real question is: ‘can we use our free will wisely?’ Self-concordance research and implicit/explicit motive discrepancy research suggest that sometimes, we can’t. Ironically, the same fact that makes us free–that our choices are based on our imaginative capacities–also makes us free to be clueless, i.e., out of touch with ourselves or with reality. In building our argument we also discuss self-determination theory, the evolved symbolic self, system 1 versus system 2 functioning, and the hierarchical organization of human existence. en
dc.format.extent 10
dc.format.extent 271-280
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher TAYLOR & FRANCIS
dc.relation.ispartofseries JOURNAL OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 17, issue 2 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.title A modest proposal en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department University of Missouri
dc.contributor.department Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
dc.subject.keyword Human nature
dc.subject.keyword organismic valuing
dc.subject.keyword self-determination
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-202302011902
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/17439760.2021.2016901
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dc.date.embargo info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2022-12-19

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