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Free Will and Determinism

Free Will and Determinism Author Clifford Williams
ISBN-10 0915144778
Release 1980-01-01
Pages 78
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"Nicely conceived, very clearly written. . . . A high level of philosophic substance and sophistication." -- David M Mowry, SUNY at Plattsburgh



Determinism Or Free will

Determinism Or Free will Author Chapman Cohen
ISBN-10 WISC:89009314162
Release 1912
Pages 110
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Determinism free will and moral responsibility

Determinism  free will  and moral responsibility Author Gerald Dworkin
ISBN-10 UOM:39015008287917
Release 1970-09-25
Pages 217
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Freewill and Determinism

Freewill and Determinism Author R L Franklin
ISBN-10 9781351786836
Release 2017-07-04
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This book, first published in 1968, examines the complicated issues which surround the problem of freewill. Although it reaches a libertarian conclusion, its focus is largely on other questions. What ultimately is at stake in this debate? What difference would it make whether we had freewill or not? Why must disagreement persist, and why do philosophes each opposed conclusions with such confidence? The answers to these questions open new perspectives.



Free Will and Consciousness

Free Will and Consciousness Author Gregg D. Caruso
ISBN-10 9780739171370
Release 2012-02-23
Pages 344
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This book argues two main things: The first is that there is no such thing as free will—at least not in the sense most ordinary folk take to be central or fundamental; the second is that the strong and pervasive belief in free will can be accounted for through a careful analysis of our phenomenology and a proper theoretical understanding of consciousness.



Free Will and Determinism

Free Will and Determinism Author Viggo Mortensen
ISBN-10 UOM:39015017017032
Release 1987
Pages 213
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The Illusion of Determinism

The Illusion of Determinism Author Edwin A. Locke
ISBN-10 9781543914238
Release 2017-11-03
Pages 132
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Determinism is the doctrine that everything we think, feel, believe, and do is caused by factors outside our control—that we have no choice regarding our character, our thoughts, our actions, our lives. There have been many forms of determinism but the one that is most popular today is based on neuroscience, with the enthusiastic support of many psychologists, philosophers, and physical scientists (e.g., physicists). This version argues that we are controlled by our physical brains with the brain being which are set in motion by environmental factors. The debate continues because many people disagree with determinism and assert that they have, in some form, free will. Determinists insist that such a belief represents “folk psychology,” an illusion held by people who are ignorant of what science has allegedly proved. Determinists typically believe that: • Consciousness is the same thing as brain activity (as opposed to requiring a brain) • The conscious mind, though real, plays no significant role in human life • The human mind is not significantly different from that of the lower animals such as chimpanzees • All causes are material (or mechanical) • Goal-directed action applies equally to people and machines • The concept of a self or the self as a causal agent has no intelligible meaning • Key neuroscience experiments have proven that the intention to act appears after the brain has already decided what to do • Determinism is not only compatible with objective knowledge but is also the only guarantee of objective knowledge, because it is based on scientific truth • Determinism has to be either proved or disproved based on philosophical and/or scientific arguments • Free will, at best, is a necessary illusion On the other side of the coin, various free will advocates typicaly believe that: • Elementary particles which make up our brain act at random, thus refuting causal necessity • Free will and determinism are compatible • Religion validates free will In this book I will show that all of the above beliefs are mistaken. I will also show that free will is, as many have claimed, self-evident, even though most people have not validated it or correctly identified what it consists of—what it is, and what it isn’t.



Causes Laws and Free Will

Causes  Laws  and Free Will Author Kadri Vihvelin
ISBN-10 9780199795185
Release 2013-06-27
Pages 284
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This book rescues compatibilists from the familiar charge of 'quagmire of evasion' by arguing that the problem of free will and determinism is a metaphysical problem with a metaphysical solution. There is no good reason to think that determinism would rob us of the free will we think we have.



Free Will Determinism

Free Will  Determinism Author John Martin Fischer
ISBN-10 0415327288
Release 2005
Pages 287
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Free Will and Determinism in Joseph Conrad s Major Novels

Free Will and Determinism in Joseph Conrad s Major Novels Author Ludwig Schnauder
ISBN-10 9789042026162
Release 2009
Pages 268
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Although it has often been pointed out that the protagonists of Joseph Conrad's novels frequently fail in what they attempt to achieve, the forces that oppose them have rarely been examined systematically. Furthermore, no sustained attempts have been made to rigorously address the central philosophical issue the characters' predicament raises: that of the freedom-of-the-will. This interdisciplinary study seeks to remedy this neglect by taking recourse not only to the philosophical debate about free will and determinism but also to the relevant historical, economic, scientific, and literary discourses in the Victorian and Early-Modernist periods. Against this background a paradigmatic analysis of three of Conrad's most significant novels –Heart of Darkness, Nostromo, and The Secret Agent – investigates the writer's position in the free will and determinism debate by identifying certain recurring themes in which the freedom-of-the-will problem manifests itself. Light is thereby also thrown on a central Conradian paradox: how Conrad can insist on morality and moral responsibility, which presupposes the existence of free will, in a materialist-deterministic world, which denies it.



Moral Responsibility

Moral Responsibility Author Nicole A. Vincent
ISBN-10 9400718780
Release 2011-08-17
Pages 252
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It is well over a decade since John Fischer and Mark Ravizza – and before them, Jay Wallace and Daniel Dennett – defended responsibility from the threat of determinism. But defending responsibility from determinism is a potentially endless and largely negative enterprise; it can go on for as long as dissenting voices remain, and although such work strengthens the theoretical foundations of these theories, it won’t necessarily build anything on top of those foundations, nor will it move these theories into new territory or explain how to apply them to practical contexts. To this end, the papers in this volume address these more positive challenges by exploring how compatibilist responsibility theory can be extended and/or applied in a range of practical contexts. For instance, how is the narrow philosophical concept of responsibility that was defended from the threat of determinism related to the plural notions of responsibility present in everyday discourse, and how might this more fine-grained understanding of responsibility open up new vistas and challenges for compatibilist theory? What light might compatibilism shed, and what light might be shed upon it, by political debates about access to public welfare in the context of responsibility for one’s own health, and by legal debates about the impact of self-intoxication on responsibility. Does compatibilist theory, which was originally designed to cater for analysis of individual actions, scale to scenarios that involve group action and collective responsibility — e.g. for harms due to human-induced climate change? This book’s chapters deal with a range of theoretical problems discussed in classic compatibilist literature — e.g. the relationship between responsibility and capacity, the role of historical tracing in discounting the exculpatory value of incapacities, and the justifiability of retributive punishment. But instead of motivating their discussions by focusing on the alleged threat that determinism poses to responsibility, these chapters’ authors have animated their discussions by tackling important practical problems which crop up in contemporary debates about responsibility.



Free Will

Free Will Author John Thorp
ISBN-10 9781351785679
Release 2017-07-14
Pages 176
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The problem of freedom and determinism is one of the most enduring, and one of the best, problems in philosophy. One of the best because it so tenaciously resists solution while yet always seeming urgent, and one of the most enduring because it has always been able to present itself in different ways to suit the preoccupations of different ages. This book, first published in 1980, sets out to defend free will: it elaborates a sober and systematic case for libertarianism in the face of the overwhelming threat that is posed by the scientific study of the brain.



Free will determinism and social responsibility in the writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr Frank Norris and Henry James

Free will  determinism  and social responsibility in the writings of Oliver Wendell Holmes  Sr   Frank Norris  and Henry James Author Arnold L. Goldsmith
ISBN-10 WISC:89011005378
Release 1953
Pages 780
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Free Will and Determinism in American Literature

Free Will and Determinism in American Literature Author Perry D. Westbrook
ISBN-10 UOM:39015010434739
Release 1979
Pages 275
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Free Will

Free Will Author Gary Watson
ISBN-10 9780199254941
Release 2003
Pages 462
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The new edition of this highly successful text will once again provide the ideal introduction to free will. This volume brings together some of the most influential contributions to the topic of free will during the past 50 years, as well as some notable recent work.Topics explored in this collection include: the relation between necessity, acting freely, and freedom to act otherwise; different accounts of the capacity for free agency, and the ways in which it can be compromised; grounds for scepticism about free agency and discussions of the relation betweenfree will and responsibility.



Free Will Or Determinism

Free Will Or Determinism Author Martin Davidson
ISBN-10 UCAL:$B7679
Release 1937
Pages 203
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Free Will

Free Will Author Meghan Griffith
ISBN-10 9780415562195
Release 2013
Pages 137
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The question of whether humans are free to make their own decisions has long been debated and it continues to be a controversial topic today. In Free Will: The Basics readers are provided with a clear and accessible introduction to this central but challenging philosophical problem. The questions which are discussed include: Does free will exist? Or is it illusory? Can we be free even if everything is determined by a chain of causes? If our actions are not determined, does this mean they are just random or a matter of luck? In order to have the kind of freedom required for moral responsibility, must we have alternatives? What can recent developments in science tell us about the existence of free will? Because these questions are discussed without prejudicing one view over others and all technical terminology is clearly explained, this book is an ideal introduction to free will for the uninitiated.