The Significance of Free Will / Edition 1

The Significance of Free Will / Edition 1

by Robert Kane
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195126564

ISBN-13: 9780195126563

Pub. Date: 10/01/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Robert Kane provides a critical overview of debates about free will of the past half century, relating this recent inquiry to the broader history of the free will issue and to vital currents of twentieth century thought. Kane also defends a traditional libertarian or incompatibilist view of free will (one that insists upon the incompatibility of free will and

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Robert Kane provides a critical overview of debates about free will of the past half century, relating this recent inquiry to the broader history of the free will issue and to vital currents of twentieth century thought. Kane also defends a traditional libertarian or incompatibilist view of free will (one that insists upon the incompatibility of free will and determinism), employing arguments that are both new to philosophy and that respond to contemporary developments in physics and biology, neuro science, and the cognitive and behavioral sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195126563
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
I. The Ascent Problem:Compatibility and Significance
2. Will
3. Responsibility
4. Alternative Possibilities
5. Ultimate Responsibility
6. Significance
II. The Descent Problem: Intelligibility and Existence
7. Plurality and Indeterminism
8. Moral and Prudential Choice
9. Efforts, Purposes, and Practical Reason
10. Objections and Responses
11. Conclusion
Notes
References
Index

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