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Free Will

ISBN-10: 0192853589

ISBN-13: 9780192853585

Edition: 2002

Authors: Thomas Pink

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Every day we seem to make and act upon all kinds of free choices - some of them trivial, and some so consequential that they may change the course of our life, or even the course of history. But are these choices really free? Or are we compelled to act the way we do by factors beyond our control? Is the feeling that we could have made different decisions just an illusion? And if our choices are not free, why should we be held morally responsible for our actions? This Very Short Introduction, written by a leading authority on the subject, looks at a range of issues surrounding this fundamental philosophical question, exploring it from the ideas of the Greek and medieval philosophers through to the thoughts of present-day thinkers. It provides a interesting and incisive introduction to this perennially fascinating subject.
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/5/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

List of illustrations
The free will problem
Freedom as free will
Reason
Nature
Morality without freedom?
Scepticism about libertarian freedom
Self-determination and the will
Freedom and its place in nature
References
Further reading
Index