Persons and Causes

Persons and Causes : The Metaphysics of Free Will

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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.show more

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  • Hardback | 152 pages
  • 158 x 230 x 20mm | 381.02g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195133080
  • 9780195133080

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O'Connor will lend much encouragement to anyone uncomfortable with the reductionist tendencies of contemporary philosophy of action * James A. Harris, Times Literary Supplement * His [O'Connor] book does succeed in putting the ball firmly in the court of those who think that there is something weird about the very idea of persons being the causes of what persons do * James A. Harris, Times Literary Supplement *show more

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