The Oxford Handbook of Free Will

The Oxford Handbook of Free Will

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This comprehensive reference provides an exhaustive guide to current scholarship on the perennial problem of Free Will--perhaps the most hotly and voluminously debated of all philosophical problems. While reference is made throughout to the contributions of major thinkers of the past, the emphasis is on recent research. The essays, all previously unpublished, combine the work of established scholars with younger thinkers who are beginning to make significant contributions. Taken as a whole, the Handbook provides an engaging and accessible roadmap to the state of the art thinking on this enduring more

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  • Paperback | 658 pages
  • 172 x 246 x 46mm | 1,061.41g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • numerous line drawings
  • 0195178548
  • 9780195178548
  • 677,589

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"This is simply a terrific book. Anyone with an interest in what (analytic) philosophy has done with the perennial question of free will during the last forty years will find it invaluable. If the other books in the new Oxford Handbook Series are remotely as good as this one, Oxford has really outdone itself."--Philosophia Christi"The Handboook of Free Will is a splendid addition to the recent Oxford Handbook series.... The scope of the project is impressive, and no work of this scope on the free will problem can be found anywhere else. The volume is much welcome."--International Journal for Philosophy of Religionshow more

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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