Free Will

ISBN-10: 019925494X

ISBN-13: 9780199254941

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Gary Watson

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The new edition of this highly successful text will once again provide the ideal introduction to free will. This volume brings together some of the most influential contributions to the topic of free will during the past 50 years, as well as some notable recent work.Topics explored in this collection include: the relation between necessity, acting freely, and freedom to act otherwise; different accounts of the capacity for free agency, and the ways in which it can be compromised; grounds for scepticism about free agency and discussions of the relation between free will and responsibility.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Introduction
Human Freedom and the Self
An Argument for Incompatibilism
Free Will, Praise and Blame
Freedom and Resentment
Towards a Reasonable Libertarianism
Are We Free to Break the Laws?
Freedom and Practical Reason
Alternative Possibilities and Moral Responsibility
Libertarianism and Frankfurt's Attack on the Principle of Alternative Possibilities
Frankfurt-Style Compatibilism
The Impossibility of Moral Responsibility
Freedom
Agent Causation
Toward a Credible Agent-Causal Account of Free Will
Responsibility, Luck, and Chance: Reflections on Free Will and Indeterminism
Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person
Free Agency
The Significance of Choice
Sanity and the Metaphysics of Responsibility
Freedom in Belief and Desire
Freedom of Will and Freedom of Action
Addiction as Defect of the Will: Some Philosophical Reflections
Notes on the contributors
Selected bibliography
Index of names
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