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Living without free will

Author: Derk Pereboom
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006
Series: Cambridge studies in philosophy
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Derk Pereboom argues that our best scientific theories have the consequence that factors beyond our control produce all of the actions we perform, and that because of this, we are not morally  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derk Pereboom
ISBN: 9780521791984 0521791987 9780521029964 0521029961
OCLC Number: 475241555
Notes: Originally published: 2001
Description: 231 s
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction: Hard incompatibilism; 1. Alternative possibilities and causal histories; 2. Coherence objections to libertarianism; 3. Empirical objections to agent-causal libertarianism; 4. Problems for compatibilism; 5. The contours of hard incompatibilism; 6. Hard incompatibilism and criminal behavior; 7. Hard incompatibilism and meaning in life; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in philosophy
Responsibility: Derk Pereboom

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