Free Will

Author: Gary Watson
Editor: Oxford Readings in Philosophy
ISBN: 019925494X
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The new edition of this highly successful text will once again provide the ideal introduction to free will. This volume brings together some of the most influential contributions to the topic of free will during the past 50 years, as well as some notable recent work.Topics explored in this collection include: the relation between necessity, acting freely, and freedom to act otherwise; different accounts of the capacity for free agency, and the ways in which it can be compromised; grounds for scepticism about free agency and discussions of the relation betweenfree will and responsibility.

Free Will Concepts And Challenges

Author: John Martin Fischer
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415327275
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The Significance Of Free Will

Author: Robert Kane
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195126564
Size: 12,42 MB
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Robert Kane provides a critical overview of debates about free will of the past half century, relating this recent inquiry to the broader history of the free will issue and to vital currents of twentieth century thought. Kane also defends a traditional libertarian or incompatibilist view of free will (one that insists upon the incompatibility of free will and determinism), employing arguments that are both new to philosophy and that respond to contemporary developments in physics and biology, neuro science, and the cognitive and behavioral sciences.

Schopenhauer Prize Essay On The Freedom Of The Will

Author: Schopenhauer
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521577663
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New translation of Schopenhauer's brilliant and elegant essay on free will and determinism.

On Free Choice Of The Will

Author: Augustine
Editor: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872201880
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"Translated with an uncanny sense for the overall point of Augustine's doctrine. In short, a very good translation. The Introduction is admirably clear." --Paul Vincent Spade, Indiana University

The Freedom Of The Will

Author: Paul Ramsey
Editor: Fig
ISBN: 1621547558
Size: 10,89 MB
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Free Will

Author: Michael McKenna
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317220269
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As an advanced introduction to the challenging topic of free will, this book is designed for upper-level undergraduates interested in a comprehensive first-stop into the field’s issues and debates. It is written by two of the leading participants in those debates—a compatibilist on the issue of free will and determinism (Michael McKenna) and an incompatibilist (Derk Pereboom). These two authors achieve an admirable objectivity and clarity while still illuminating the field’s complexity and key advances. Each chapter is structured to work as one week’s primary reading in a course on free will, while more advanced courses can dip into the annotated further readings, suggested at the end of each chapter. A comprehensive bibliography as well as detailed subject and author indexes are included at the back of the book.

Persons And Causes

Author: Timothy O'Connor
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190288434
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This provocative book refurbishes the traditional account of freedom of will as reasons-guided "agent" causation, situating its account within a general metaphysics. O'Connor's discussion of the general concept of causation and of ontological reductionism v. emergence will specially interest metaphysicians and philosophers of mind.

Determinism And Free Will

Author: Fabio Scardigli
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3030055051
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In this small book, theoretical physicist Gerard 't Hooft (Nobel prize 1999), philosopher Emanuele Severino (Lincei Academician), and theologian Piero Coda (Pontifical Lateran University) confront one another on a topic that lies at the roots of quantum mechanics and at the origin of Western thought: Determinism and Free Will. "God does not play dice" said Einstein, a tenacious determinist. Quantum Mechanics and its clash with General Relativity have reanimated ancient dilemmas about chance and necessity: Is Nature deterministic? Is Man free? The “free-will theorem” by Conway and Kochen, and the deterministic interpretation of quantum mechanics proposed by 't Hooft, revive such philosophical questions in modern Physics. Is Becoming real? Is the Elementary Event a product of the Case? The cyclopean clash between Heraclitus and Parmenides has entered a new episode, as evidenced by the essays in this volume.