Living without Free Will / Edition 1

Living without Free Will / Edition 1

by Derk Pereboom
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521029961

ISBN-13: 9780521029964

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In Living Without Free Will, Derk Pereboom argues that our best scientific theories indeed have the consequence that factors beyond our control produce all of the actions we perform, and that because of this, we are not morally responsible for any of them. He seeks to defend the view that morality, meaning, and value remain intact even if we are not morally

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In Living Without Free Will, Derk Pereboom argues that our best scientific theories indeed have the consequence that factors beyond our control produce all of the actions we perform, and that because of this, we are not morally responsible for any of them. He seeks to defend the view that morality, meaning, and value remain intact even if we are not morally responsible, and furthermore, that adopting this perspective would provide significant benefit for our lives.

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ISBN-13:
9780521029964
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction: Hard incompatibilism; 1. Alternative possibilities and causal histories; 2. Coherence objections to libertarianism; 3. Empirical objections to agent-causal libertarianism; 4. Problems for compatibilism; 5. The contours of hard incompatibilism; 6. Hard incompatibilism and criminal behavior; 7. Hard incompatibilism and meaning in life; Bibliography; Index.

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