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Freedom and responsibility

Author: Hilary Bok
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Can we reconcile the idea that we are free and responsible agents with the idea that what we do is determined according to natural laws? For centuries, philosophers have tried in different ways to show that we can. Hilary Bok takes a fresh approach here, as she seeks to show that the two ideas are compatible by drawing on the distinction between practical and theoretical reasoning. Bok argues that when we engage in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary Bok
ISBN: 128275355X 9781282753556 9786612753558 6612753552 1400822734 9781400822737 1400811082 9781400811083
OCLC Number: 1109074278
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (232 p.)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents
Responsibility: Hilary Bok.

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Can we reconcile the idea that we are free and responsible agents with the idea that what we do is determined according to natural laws? For centuries, philosophers have tried in different ways to show that we can. Hilary Bok takes a fresh approach here, as she seeks to show that the two ideas are compatible by drawing on the distinction between practical and theoretical reasoning. Bok argues that when we engage in practical reasoning--the kind that involves asking ""what should I do?"" and sifting through alternatives to find the most justifiable course of action--we have reason to h.

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