Nature's Challenge to Free Will

Nature's Challenge to Free Will

by Bernard Berofsky


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199640010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 02/20/2012
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bernard Berofsky is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. He completed his PhD at Columbia University, and has held positions at the University of Michigan and Vassar College. Since 1970 he has been editor of the Journal of Philosophy. Berofsky is the author of Liberation from Self: A Theory of Personal Autonomy (Cambridge, 1995), Freedom from Necessity: The Metaphysical Basis of Responsibility (Routledge, 1987), Determinism (Princeton, 1971), and the editor of Free Will and Determinism (Harper & Row, 1966).

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Concepts of Free Will
3. Autonomy and Self-Determination
4. Source Incompatibilism
5. Conditionalist Compatibilism
6. Causal Compatibilism
7. The Consequence Argument and Determinism
8. The Unalterability of Laws and the Reductionist Strategy
9. Supervenience, Autonomy, and Physicalism
10. The Regularity Theory I: Humean Supervenience
11. The Regularity Theory II: Laws and Accidental Generalizations
12. Free Will in a Deterministic World

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