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A contemporary introduction to free will

Author: Robert Kane
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Fundamentals of philosophy (Oxford, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will provides an extensive and overview of all the views on this central problem of philosophy. Opening with a concise introduction to the history of the problem of freewill--and its place in the history of philosophy--the book then turns to contemporary debates and theories about free will, determinism, and related subjects like moral responsibility, coercion, compulsion,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Kane
ISBN: 0195149696 9780195149692 019514970X 9780195149708
OCLC Number: 57475850
Description: vii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The free will problem --
Compatibilism --
Incompatibilism --
Libertarianism, indeterminism and chance --
Minds, selves and agent causes --
Actions, reasons and causes --
Is free will possible? : hard determinists and other skeptics --
Moral responsibility and alternative possibilities --
Higher-order desires, real selves and new compatibilists --
Reactive attitude theories --
Ultimate responsibility --
Free will and modern science --
Predestination, divine foreknowledge and free will --
Conclusion: Five freedoms.
Series Title: Fundamentals of philosophy (Oxford, England)
Other Titles: Free will
Responsibility: Robert Kane.
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Presents a comprehensive introduction to the traditional problem of free will and determinism. This book also talks about the debates and theories about free will, determinism and related subjects.  Read more...

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