Free Will / Edition 1

Free Will / Edition 1

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by Joseph Keim Campbell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745646662

ISBN-13: 9780745646664

Pub. Date: 04/19/2011

Publisher: Wiley

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 goes on to focus on the metaphysics of moral responsibility, free will skepticism, and skepticism about moral responsibility.

Overview

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 goes on to focus on the metaphysics of moral responsibility, free will skepticism, and skepticism about moral responsibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745646664
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/19/2011
Series:
Polity Key Concepts in Philosophy Series, #1
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

1 Free Will 1

1.1 Why Care about Free Will? 2

1.2 Free Will and Fatalism 4

1.3 Time and Truth 7

1.4 Foreknowledge 13

1.5 Determinism 19

2 Moral Responsibility 27

2.1 Moral Responsibility 28

2.2 Freedom and Epistemic Conditions 29

2.3 Other Necessary Conditions 33

2.4 The "Free Will" Crisis 39

2.5 Moral Responsibility without Free Will 41

3 The Problem of Free Will 43

3.1 The First Argument 44

3.2 The Third Argument 48

3.3 The Mind Argument 51

3.4 Free Will Skepticism 54

4 Moral Responsibility: Incompatibilism and Skepticism 58

4.1 The Direct Argument 59

4.2 The Manipulation Argument 66

4.3 The Ultimacy Argument 69

5 Free Will Theories 73

5.1 Libertarianism 73

5.2 Free Will Skepticism 83

5.3 Compatibilism 86

5.4 Alternative Views 95

5.5 Final Thoughts 104

Notes 106

References 109

Index 122

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