Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain Topics for Discussion

David Eagleman
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Eagleman claims that there is no such thing as "free will." Is he right? Discuss his argument.

Eagleman proposes a legal system that offers customized rehabilitation to criminals based on brain science. Is this a practical proposal? What obstacles would have to be overcome?

What does Eagleman mean when he calls the brain a "team of rivals"? Is his argument persuasive?

Why does Eagleman conclude that we cannot trust our senses? What evidence does he offer?

How does Eagleman link his conclusion about free will with the concept of criminal culpability? Does he make a valid point?

What resistance does Eagleman anticipate to accepting his proposal about the mind? Does he sufficiently address these concerns?

Discuss Eagleman's description of the soul. Does he think the soul exists?

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