The Philosophy of Luck

The Philosophy of Luck

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This is the first volume of its kind to provide a curated collection of cutting-edge scholarship on the philosophy of luck * Offers an in-depth examination of the concept of luck, which has often been overlooked in philosophical study * Includes discussions of luck from a range of philosophical perspectives, including ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, and cognitive science * Examines the role of luck in core philosophical problems, such as free will * Features work from the main philosophers writing on luck today
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 154 x 227 x 11mm | 306g
  • Wiley-Blackwell
  • Hoboken, United States
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1119030579
  • 9781119030577
  • 1,584,535

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This is the first volume of its kind to provide a curated collection of cutting-edge scholarship on the philosophy of luck. Including work from the leading philosophers writing on luck today, it features discussions of luck from a range of perspectives, including ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, and cognitive science. Although luck has long been thought to play a significant role in many areas of philosophy, luck itself and how it figures in certain core philosophical problems, such as free will, has often been overlooked. This anthology aims to provide a synthesis of existing scholarship on luck that will serve to illuminate, reposition, or even solve existing philosophical problems.

The Philosophy of Luck will be an essential resource for scholars of contemporary philosophy and will shed new light on what luck is and how it works.
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Table of contents

Notes on Contributors vii Introductory Note 1 DUNCAN PRITCHARD AND LEE JOHN WHITTINGTON 1 Luck as Risk and the Lack of Control Account of Luck 3 FERNANDO BRONCANO-BERROCAL 2 Strokes of Luck 27 E. J. COFFMAN 3 Luck Attributions and Cognitive Bias 59 STEVEN D. HALES AND JENNIFER ADRIENNE JOHNSON 4 Frankfurt in Fake Barn Country 79 NEIL LEVY 5 Luck and Free Will 93 ALFRED R. MELE 6 You Make Your Own Luck 107 RACHEL MCKINNON 7 Subject-Involving Luck 127 JOE MILBURN 8 The Modal Account of Luck 143 DUNCAN PRITCHARD 9 The Machinations of Luck 169 NICHOLAS RESCHER 10 Luck, Knowledge, and Mere Coincidence 177 WAYNE D. RIGGS 11 The Unbearable Uncertainty Paradox 191 SABINE ROESER 12 Getting Moral Luck Right 205 LEE JOHN WHITTINGTON Index 219
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About Duncan Pritchard

Duncan Pritchard is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He works mainly in epistemology and he has written several books in this field, including Epistemological Disjunctivism (2012), The Nature and Value of Knowledge (2010), and Epistemic Luck (2005). Lee John Whittington is a PhD Candidate in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. His research is focused on the metaphysics of luck and its relation to moral and epistemic luck.
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