Free Will? An Investigation Into Whether We Have Choice, Or Whether I Was Always Going To Write This Book.

Free Will? An Investigation Into Whether We Have Choice, Or Whether I Was Always Going To Write This Book.

by Jonathan M. S. Pearce
     
 
This book is a fine introduction into the age-old philosophical debate as to whether we have free will, or whether we live determined lives. Pearce approaches the subject in a lively manner, explaining terms clearly and using anecdotes to break down some of the heavier philosophy so that it is available to the popular philosophy reader. Now that we are understanding

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This book is a fine introduction into the age-old philosophical debate as to whether we have free will, or whether we live determined lives. Pearce approaches the subject in a lively manner, explaining terms clearly and using anecdotes to break down some of the heavier philosophy so that it is available to the popular philosophy reader. Now that we are understanding our genetic heritage and our neurology better, can we account for all our characteristics and decisions? The author also looks at how theories of free will and determinism integrate with religion, particularly Christianity. If we live under the illusion of free will, do religions need reassessing? How does free will work when God knows what we are doing in advance? Does God have free will? How does prophecy interfere with free will? How is our justice system affected if we know exactly why people commit crimes? These and other crucial questions are investigated with a deft touch, and the author uses recent and important scientific findings to support the text supplying a valuable overview to the subject.

"his lucid and entertaining book FREE WILL is highly recommended" - The South Hampshire Humanists

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780956694805
Publisher:
Ginger Prince Publications
Publication date:
11/03/2010
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.62(d)

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