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Free Will By Edited by Gary Watson

Free Will
by Edited by 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.
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Free Will by Edited by Gary Watson

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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Free Will Reviews



"Excellent anthology!"--James Coley, University of North Carolina, Greensboro


"An excellent collection."--Susan Sauve, Harvard University


"Excellent--exactly what I need for my free will course."--George B. Thomas, University of Virginia


"Outstanding and much needed."--Don Garrett, University of Utah


"An excellent collection of recent work on the ever-perplexing issues of mechanism and free will."--Lynne Rudder Baker, Middlebury College


About Edited by Gary Watson


Gary Watson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside.

Table of Contents


Introduction ; 1. Human Freedom and the Self ; 2. An Argument for Incompatibilism ; 3. Free Will, Praise and Blame ; 4. Freedom and Resentment ; 5. Towards a Reasonable Libertarianism ; 6. Are We Free to Break the Laws? ; 7. Freedom and Practical Reason ; 8. Alternative Possibilities and Moral Responsibility ; 9. Libertarianism and Frankfurt's Attack on the Principle of Alternative Possibilities ; 10. Frankfurt-Style Compatibilism ; 11. The Impossibility of Moral Responsibility ; 12. Freedom ; 13. Agent Causation ; 14. Toward a Credible Agent-Causal Account of Free Will ; 15. Responsibility, Luck, and Chance: Reflections on Free Will and Indeterminism ; 16. Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person ; 17. Free Agency ; 18. The Significance of Choice ; 19. Sanity and the Metaphysics of Responsibility ; 20. Freedom in Belief and Desire ; 21. Freedom of Will and Freedom of Action ; 22. Addiction as Defect of the Will: Some Philosophical Reflections ; Notes on the contributors ; Selected bibliography ; Index of names

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GOR002639919
Free Will by Edited by Gary Watson
Edited by Gary Watson
Oxford Readings in Philosophy
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2003-01-30
472
019925494X
9780199254941
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