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Contemporary Introduction to Free Will

Contemporary Introduction to Free Will - 05 edition

Contemporary Introduction to Free Will - 05 edition

ISBN13: 9780195149708

ISBN10: 019514970X

Contemporary Introduction to Free Will by Robert Kane - ISBN 9780195149708
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2005
International: No
Contemporary Introduction to Free Will by Robert Kane - ISBN 9780195149708

ISBN13: 9780195149708

ISBN10: 019514970X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 05

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Summary

Accessible to students with no background in the subject, Free Will provides an extensive and up-to-date overview of all the latest views on this central problem of philosophy. Opening with a concise introduction to the history of the problem of free will--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, autonomy, agency, rationality, freedom, and more. Classical compatibilist and new compatibilist theories of free will are considered along with the latest incompatibilist or libertarian theories and the most recent skeptical challenges to free will. Separate chapters are devoted to the relation of free will to moral responsibility and ethics; to modern science; and to religious questions about predestination, divine foreknowledge, and human freedom. Numerous down-to-earth examples and challenging thought experiments enliven the text. The book is an ideal addition to introduction to philosophy, metaphysics, and free will courses.