The Oxford Handbook of Free Will

The Oxford Handbook of Free Will

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This is a comprehensive reference work that provides a guide to scholarship on the perennial problem of free will. The problem of free will and determinism is one of the most contentious and hotly debated of all the problems that philosophy aims to tackle. This handbook, containing previously unpublished work by major philosophers, should serve as an invaluable reference for both students and scholars on this important more

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  • Hardback | 608 pages
  • 183.1 x 255 x 51.6mm | 1,306.36g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 9 line illustrations
  • 0195133366
  • 9780195133363

Table of contents

1. The Contours of Contemporary Free Will Debates, Robert Kane; 2. Recent Work on Divine Foreknowledge and Free Will, Linda Zagzebski; 3. Fatalism, Mark Bernstein; 4. Physics, Consciousness and Free Will, David Hodgson; 5. Chaos, Indeterminsm and Free Will, Robert Bishop; 6. A Master Argument for Incompatibilism? Tomis Kapitan; 7. Free Will Remains a Mystery, Peter van Inwagen; 8. Ifs, Cans, and Free Will: The Issues, Bernard Berofsky; 9. Compatibilist Views of Freedom and Responsibility, Ishtiyaque Haji; 10. Pessimists, Pollyannas and the New Compatibilists, Paul Russell; 11. 11. Who's Afraid of Determinism: Rethinking Causes and Possibilities, Christopher Taylor and Daniel Dennett; 12. Frankfurt-type Examples and Semi-compatibilism, John Martin Fischer; 13. Libertarianism and Frankfurt-style Cases, Laura Waddell Ekstrom; 14. Responsibility and Frankfurt-style Examples, David Widerker; 15. Libertarian Views: Dualist and Agent-Cause Theories, Timothy O'Connor; 16. Libertarian Views: Noncausal and Event-Causal Accounts of Free Agency, Randolph Clarke; 17. Reasons and Explanations of Action: Causalist versus Noncausalist Accounts, Carl Ginet; 18. Some Neglected Pathways in the Free Will Labyrinth, Robert Kane; 19. Dreams of Final Responsibility, Galen Strawson; 20. Determinism as True, Compatibilism and Incompatibilism as Both False, and the Real Problem, Ted Honderich; 21. Living Without Free Will: The Case for Hard Incompatibilism, Derk Pereboom; 22. Free Will, Fundamental Dualism, and Centrality of Illusion, Saul Smilansky; 23. Metaethics, Metaphilosophy and Free Will Subjectivism, Richard Double; 24. Autonomy, Self-control and Weakness of Will, Alfred Mele; 25. Do We Have Free Will? Benjamin Libet; 26. Neurophilosophy of Free Will, Henrik Waltershow more

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"The emphasis throughout is on work done on free will in the past several decades, and the book is quite thorough in its coverage of the many recent developments and modifications of the traditional positions. A vital resource for anyone interested in an up-to-date survey of the free will debate, this book belongs in every college and university library."--CHOICEshow more

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