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Nature's challenge to free will

Author: Bernard Berofsky
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bernard Berofsky argues that there is room in a deterministic world for a conception of free will as self-determination including the power of genuine choice. He grounds this compatibilist position  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Berofsky
ISBN: 9780199640010 0199640017
OCLC Number: 751832031
Description: 280 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Concepts of free will --
3. Autonomy and self-determination --
4. Source incompatibilism --
5. Conditionalist compatibilism --
6. Causal compatibilism --
7. The consequence argument and determinism --
8. The unalterability of laws and the reductionist strategy --
9. Supervenience, autonomy, and physicalism --
10. The regularity theory I: humean supervenience --
The regularity theory II: laws and accidental generalizations --
12. Free will in a deterministic world.
Responsibility: Bernard Berofsky.

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