Free Will.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Polity Key Concepts in Philosophy: Publisher: Oxford : Wiley, 2013Description: 1 online resource (138 p.).ISBN: 9780745672885.Subject(s): Free will and determinismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Free WillDDC classification: 123.5 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; 1: Free Will; 1.1 Why Care about Free Will?; 1.2 Free Will and Fatalism; 1.3 Time and Truth; 1.4 Foreknowledge; 1.5 Determinism; 2: Moral Responsibility; 2.1 Moral Responsibility; 2.2 Freedom and Epistemic Conditions; 2.3 Other Necessary Conditions; 2.4 The "Free Will" Crisis; 2.5 Moral Responsibility without Free Will; 3: The Problem of Free Will; 3.1 The First Argument; 3.2 The Third Argument; 3.3 The Mind Argument; 3.4 Free Will Skepticism; 4: Moral Responsibility: Incompatibilism and Skepticism; 4.1 The Direct Argument; 4.2 The Manipulation Argument
4.3 The Ultimacy Argument5: Free Will Theories; 5.1 Libertarianism; 5.2 Free Will Skepticism; 5.3 Compatibilism; 5.4 Alternative Views; 5.5 Final Thoughts; Notes; References; Index
What is free will? Why is it important? Can the same act be both free and determined? Is free will necessary for moral responsibility? Does anyone have free will, and if not, how is creativity possible and how can anyone be praised or blamed for anything?<br /><br />These are just some of the questions considered by Joseph Keim Campbell in this lively and accessible introduction to the concept of free will. Using a range of engaging examples the book introduces the problems, arguments, and theories surrounding free will. Beginning with a discussion of fatalism and causal determinism, the book
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