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Philosophy of Free Will Essential Readings from the Contemporary Debates

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ISBN-10: 0199733392

ISBN-13: 9780199733392

Edition: 2012

Authors: Paul Russell, Ois�n Deery

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The problem of free will is one of the great perennial issues of philosophy and has been discussed and debated over many centuries. The issues that arise in this sphere cover both metaphysics and morals and concern matters of central importance not only for philosophy but also for law, theology, psychology and the social sciences. What is at stake here is nothing less than our self-image as responsible moral agents who are in control of our own destiny and fate. The investigations and findings of modern science are judged by many to put skeptical pressure on this self-image and may challenge its credibility. During the past few decades the free will controversy has developed and evolved in…    
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List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/14/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.606
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Published with Permission
Contributors
Introduction
The Free Will Problem-Real or Illusory?
Moral Luck
Please Don't Feed the Bugbears
Naturalism Against Scepticism
Freedom and Resentment
Responsibility and the Limits of Evil: Variations on a Strawsonian Theme
The Consequence Argument
A Modal Argument for Incompatibilism
The Consequence Argument and the Mind Argument
Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities
Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility
Incompatibilism and the Avoidability of Blame
Free Will Demystified: A Dispositional Account
Libertarian Alternatives-Soft and Hard
Responsibility, Luck and Chance: Reflections On Free Will and Indeterminism
Toward a Credible Agent-Causal Account of Free Will
Agent-Causal Power
Compatibilism: Hierarchical Theories and Manipulation Problems
Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person
Puppeteers, Hypnotists, and Neurosurgeons
Compatibilism: Reason-Based Alternatives
Sanity and the Metaphysics of Responsibility
My Compatibilism
Autonomy and History
Autonomy and Personal History
Responsibility & Globally Manipulated Agents
Skepticism, Illusionism, and Revisionism
The Impossibility of Ultimate Moral Responsibility
Free Will: From Nature to Illusion
How to Solve the Problem of Free Will
Optimism, Pessimism, and Their Modes
Optimistic Skepticism about Free Will
Compatibilist-Fatalism: Finitude, Pessimism, and the Limits of Free Will
The Phenomenology of Agency and Experimental Philosophy
Do We Have Free Will?
The Phenomenology of Free Will
Moral Responsibility and Determinism: The Cognitive Science of Folk Intuitions
A Guide to Further Reading
Name Index
Subject Index