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Elbow room : the varieties of free will worth wanting

Author: D C Dennett
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1984.
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In Elbow Room, Dennett shows how the classical formulation of the problem in philosophy depend on misuses of imagination, and he disentangles the philosophical problems of real interest from the "family of anxieties" they get enmeshed in-imaginary agents, bogeymen, and dire prospects that seem to threaten our freedom.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D C Dennett
ISBN: 0262040778 9780262040778 0262540428 9780262540421
OCLC Number: 10753084
Language Note: Based on the author's presentation of the John Locke lectures at Oxford, 1983.
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Based on the author's presentation of the John Locke lectures at Oxford, 1983.
Description: x, 200 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Please don't feed the bugbears --
Making reason practical --
Control and self-control --
Self-made selves --
Acting under the idea of freedom --
"Could have done otherwise" --
Why do we want free will?
Responsibility: Daniel C. Dennett.

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In Elbow Room, Dennett shows how the classical formulation of the problem in philosophy depend on misuses of imagination, and he disentangles the philosophical problems of real interest from the "family of anxieties" they get enmeshed in-imaginary agents, bogeymen, and dire prospects that seem to threaten our freedom.

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