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Reason's debt to freedom : normative appraisals, reasons, and free will

Author: Ishtiyaque Haji
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
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To have free will with respect to an act is to have the ability both to perform and to refrain from performing it. In this book, Ishtiyaque Haji argues that no one can have practical reasons of a  Read more...

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Named Person: Harry G Frankfurt
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ishtiyaque Haji
ISBN: 9780199899203 0199899207
OCLC Number: 920312067
Description: x, 259 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: Chapter 1. Freedom, Normative Judgments, and Reason ; 1.1. Freedom and Normative Judgments: The Basic Issues ; 1.2. A Brief Outline ; Chapter 2 Reasons and Alternative Possibilities ; 2.1. Introduction ; 2.2. Types of Reason ; 2.3. A Requirement of Alternative Possibilities for Objective Pro Tanto Reasons ; 2.3.1. "Wrong" Implies "Can" ; 2.3.2. Objections to "Wrong" Implies "Can" ; 2.4. An Alternative Possibilities Requirement for "Right," "Wrong," and "Obligation" ; 2.5. Some Objections ; Chapter 3. Moral Obligation, Prudential Obligation, and Alternative Possibilities ; 3.1. Introduction ; 3.2. Moral Obligation, Reason, and Alternative Possibilities ; 3.3. Objections to the View that Moral Obligation Requires Alternatives ; 3.3.1. A Problem with the Derivation ; 3.3.2. The Challenge of Frankfurt Examples ; 3.3.3. Reliance on "Ought" Implies "Can" ; 3.4. Prudential Obligation, Reason, and Alternative Possibilities ; 3.5. Objections to the View that Prudential Obligation Requires Alternatives ; 3.5.1. Prudence or Self-Interest? ; 3.5.2. Prudential Obligation and Objective Pro Tanto Reasons ; 3.5.3. A Challenge from Frankfurt Examples ; Chapter 4. Axiological Appraisals and Alternative Possibilities ; 4.1. Introduction ; 4.2. Intrinsic Value and Reasons ; 4.3. A Requirement of Alternative Possibilities for Intrinsic Value ; 4.4. The Morally Deontic's Dependence on the Axiological ; 4.5. Pleasure and Reasons ; 4.6. Virtue and Reasons ; Chapter 5. Moral Sentiments and Alternative Possibilities ; 5.1. Introduction ; 5.2. Forgiveness and Reasons ; 5.3. Indignation and Reasons ; 5.4. Guilt, Sorrow, and Reasons ; 5.5. Gratitude, Joy, Thankfulness, and Reasons ; 5.6. The Moral Sentiments and Alternative Possibilities ; Chapter 6. Determinism's Impact on Normative Judgments ; 6.1. Introduction ; 6.2. Incompatibilism, Strong Alternatives, and Normative Assessments ; 6.2.1. Incompatibilism, Strong Alternatives, and Intrinsic Value ; 6.2.2. Incompatibilism, Strong Alternatives, Welfare, and Happiness ; 6.2.3. Incompatibilism, Strong Alternatives, and Moral Responsibility ; 6.2.4. Incompatibilism, Strong Alternatives, and the Moral Sentiments ; 6.3. Libertarianism, Luck, and Normative Appraisals ; 6.4. Compatibilism, Weak Alternatives, and Normative Judgments ; 6.5. On the Viability of Semi-Compatibilism ; 6.6. Revisiting Frankfurt Examples ; 6.7. Other Varieties of Semi-Compatibilism ; Appendix A: Agent Causation and Luck ; Chapter 7 Imperiled Compatibilist Approaches ; 7.1. Introduction ; 7.2. Strawsonian Semi-Compatibilism ; 7.2.1. An Outline of Strawsonian Compatibilism ; 7.2.2. Reactive Attitudes, Obligation, and Alternative Possibilities ; 7.2.3. Another Pathway to Questioning Strawsonian Semi-Compatibilism ; 7.3. Mesh Theories ; 7.3.1. Hierarchical Control and Reason ; 7.3.2. Assessment of the Revised Hierarchical View ; 7.4. Wolf's Reason View ; 7.5. Watson's Mesh Theory ; 7.6. Concluding Remarks on Reasons-Responsiveness Accounts of Control ; Chapter 8 Conclusion ; 8.1. Summary of the Argument ; 8.2. Primary Ramifications
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