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Why free will is real

Author: Christian List
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019.
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Philosophers have argued about the nature and existence of free will since at least Plato. Today, many scientists and some scientifically minded philosophers are skeptical that it exists, especially when it is understood to require the ability to choose between alternative possibilities. If the laws of physics govern everything that happens in the world, they argue, then how can our choices be free? Believers in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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List, Christian.
Why free will is real.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018046432
(OCoLC)1059248825
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christian List
ISBN: 9780674239807 0674239806
OCLC Number: 1091029322
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Free will --
Three challenges --
In defence of intentional agency --
In defence of alternative possibilities --
In defence of causal control.
Responsibility: Christian List.
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Many scientists and scientifically-minded commentators are skeptical that free will exists. In clear, scientifically rigorous terms, Christian List explains that free will is like other real  Read more...

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