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Causes, laws, and free will : why determinism doesn't matter

Author: Kadri Vihvelin
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
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In Causes, Laws, and Free Will, Kadri Vihvelin argues that we can have free will even if everything we do is predictable given the laws of nature and the past. The belief that determinism robs us of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kadri Vihvelin
ISBN: 9780199795185 0199795185 9780199795253 0199795258
OCLC Number: 811850220
Description: x, 284 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The problem introduced : would determinism rob us of free will? --
The problem distinguished : is it possible for us to have free will? Do we have free will? --
Abilities, choices, and agent causation --
The unavoidability of metaphysics : moral responsibility and ability to do otherwise --
Arguments for incompatibilism --
The abilities and dispositions of our freedom --
Laws, counterfactuals, and fixed past compatibilism.
Responsibility: Kadri Vihvelin.
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"[A] detailed and rigorous inquiry into the classic free will debate."--Christopher Evan Franklin, Notre Dame Philosophical Review

 
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