Freedom Within Reason
Freedom Within Reason

Freedom Within Reason

by Susan R. Wolf

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ISBN-13: 9780198022299
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/29/2000
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 212 KB

Table of Contents

1.The Dilemma of Autonomy (In Which the Problems of Responsibility and Free Will Are Presented)3
Setting Up the Problem(s): The Dilemma of Autonomy4
Defending the Problem as a Problem: The Metaphysical Stance15
2.The Real Self View (In Which a Nonautonomous Conception of Free Will and Responsibility is Examined and Criticized)23
Relating the Problems of Free Will and Responsibility to Determinism24
Avoiding Autonomy: Developing the Idea of an Agent's Real Self26
Problems with the Real Self View35
3.The Autonomy View (In Which an Autonomous Conception of Free Will and Responsibility Is Examined and Criticized)46
The Apparent (but Only Apparent) Autonomy of Valuing Selves49
Autonomy as the Ability to Make Radical Choices53
The (Non) Desirability of Autonomy55
A Last Voice in Favor of Autonomy: The Skeptic's Perspective62
4.The Reason View (In Which a Nonautonomous Conception of Free Will and Responsibility Is Proposed)67
The Reason View Compared with the Autonomy View68
The Reason View Compared with the Real Self View73
The Reason View as an Intermediary between the Other Views76
The Asymmetry of the Reason View79
The Reason View Applied81
Blameworthiness According to the Reason View85
The Unity and Spirit of the Reason View89
5.Ability and Possibility (In Which the Implications of Determinism for Responsibility Are Discussed)94
Determinism and the Reason View96
Conditional Analyses of Ability97
An Alternative Characterization of Ability100
The Story103
The Moral of the Story112
6.The True and the Good (In Which the Metaethical Assumptions of the Reason View Are Examined)117
The Role of "the True and the Good" in the Reason View118
The Metaethical Spectrum123
Varieties of Antiobjectivism126
Conceptual Subjectivism's Implications for the Reason View132
Normative Pluralism and Its Conjunction with the Reason View135
How Much Freedom (and Reason) Do We Need?142
Notes149
Selected Readings155
Index159

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