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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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"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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199254941
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 3/27/2003
  • Series: Oxford Readings in Philosophy Ser.
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 419,338
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 5.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

University of California, Irvine
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Table of Contents

Introduction, Gary Watson
1. Human Freedom and the Self, Roderick M. Chisholm
2. An Argument for Incompatibilism, Peter van Inwagen
3. Free Will, Praise and Blame, J.J.C Smart
4. Freedom and Resentment, Peter Strawson
5. Towards a Reasonable Libertarianism, David Wiggins
6. Are We Free to Break the Laws?, David Lewis
7. Freedom and Practical Reason, Hilary Bok
8. Alternative Possibilities and Moral Responsibility, Harry G. Frankfurt
9. Libertarianism and Frankfurt's Attack on the Principle of Alternative Possibilities, David Widerker
10. Frankfurt-Style Compatibilism, John Martin Fischer
11. The Impossibility of Moral Responsibility, Galen Strawson
12. Freedom, Thomas Nagel
13. Agent Causation, Timothy O'Connor
14. Toward a Credible Agent-Causal Account of Free Will, Randolph Clarke
15. Responsibility, Luck, and Chance: Reflections on Free Will and Indeterminism, Robert Kane
16. Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person, Harry G. Frankfurt
17. Free Agency, Gary Watson
18. The Significance of Choice, T.M. Scanlon
19. Sanity and the Metaphysics of Responsibility, Susan Wolf
20. Freedom in Belief and Desire, Philip Pettit and Michael Smith
21. Freedom of Will and Freedom of Action, Rogers Albritton
22. Addiction as Defect of the Will: Some Philosophical Reflections, R. Jay Wallace
Notes on the contributors
Selected bibliography
Index of names

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