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Great philosophical debates : free will and determinism

Author: Shaun Nichols; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., ©2008.
Series: Great courses (DVD)., Philosophy & intellectual history.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English
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By explaining the fundamental approaches to this familiar debate, Professor Nichols thoroughly prepares you for an in-depth study of the complexities of free will and determinism. You discover what great thinkers through the ages believe about the choices we make and understand how we might deal with their implications.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Shaun Nichols; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1598034626 9781598034622
OCLC Number: 262464882
Notes: "Course no. 4235."
Lectures 1-24 of 24 lectures on 4 discs in two containers; 30 mintues per lecture.
Course guidebook including lecture outlines and notes, a time line, glossary, biographical notes, and bibliography laid in disc container.
Performer(s): Taught by: Professor Shaun Nichols, Univerity of Arizona.
Description: 4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (133 pages ; 19 cm).
Details: DVD.
Contents: Part 1. lecture 1. Free will and determinism--the basic debate --
lecture 2. Fate and karma --
lecture 3. Divine predestination and foreknowledge --
lecture 4. Causal determinism --
lecture 5. Ancient and medieval indeterminism --
lecture 6. Agent causation --
lecture 7. Ancient and classical compatibilism --
lecture 8. Contemporary compatibilism --
lecture 9. Hard determinism --
lecture 10. Free will impossibilism --
lecture 11. The belief in free will --
lecture 12. Physics and free will. Part 2. lecture 13. Neuroscience and determinism --
lecture 14. Neuroscience of conscious choice --
lecture 15. Psychology and free will --
lecture 16. Deontological ethics and free will --
lecture 17. Utilitarianism and free will --
lecture 18. Responsibility and the emotions --
lecture 19. Pessimism and illusionism --
lecture 20. Opitmism and skepticism --
lecture 21. The ethics of punishment --
lecture 22. The power of punishment --
lecture 23. Moral responsibility and psychopathy --
lecture 24. The future of responsibility.
Series Title: Great courses (DVD)., Philosophy & intellectual history.
Other Titles: Free will and determinism
Responsibility: Shaun Nichols.

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By explaining the fundamental approaches to this familiar debate, Professor Nichols thoroughly prepares you for an in-depth study of the complexities of free will and determinism. You discover what great thinkers through the ages believe about the choices we make and understand how we might deal with their implications.

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