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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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Free Will and Consciousness

Free Will and Consciousness Author Gregg D. Caruso
ISBN-10 9780739171363
Release 2012
Pages 301
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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.



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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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.



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.



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.



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

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



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 Predestination and Determinism

Free Will  Predestination  and Determinism Author John Cowburn
ISBN-10 OCLC:893447802
Release 2008
Pages 210
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"Presents the theory underlying the doctrine of free will from both philosophical and theological perspectives"--Publisher description.



Nature s Challenge to Free Will

Nature s Challenge to Free Will Author Bernard Berofsky
ISBN-10 9780199640010
Release 2012-01-05
Pages 280
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Bernard Berofsky argues that there is room in a deterministic world for a conception of free will as self-determination including the power of genuine choice. He grounds this compatibilist position in a new version of the regularity theory of laws, derived from David Hume's denial of necessary connections in nature.



Four Views on Free Will

Four Views on Free Will Author John Martin Fischer
ISBN-10 9781405182041
Release 2009-02-04
Pages 240
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Focusing on the concepts and interactions of free will, moral responsibility, and determinism, this text represents the most up-to-date account of the four major positions in the free will debate. Four serious and well-known philosophers explore the opposing viewpoints of libertarianism, compatibilism, hard incompatibilism, and revisionism The first half of the book contains each philosopher’s explanation of his particular view; the second half allows them to directly respond to each other’s arguments, in a lively and engaging conversation Offers the reader a one of a kind, interactive discussion Forms part of the acclaimed Great Debates in Philosophy series



Free Will

Free Will Author Graham McFee
ISBN-10 9781317490210
Release 2014-12-18
Pages 192
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The question whether human choices and actions are causally determined or are in a way free, and the implications of this for our moral, personal and social lives continues to challenge philosophers. This book explores the determinist rejection of free will through a detailed exposition of the central determinist argument and a consideration of the responses to each of its premises. At every stage familiar examples and case studies help frame and ground the argument. The discussion is at no time peremptory and the invitation to the reader to be drawn in and to contribute to the debate as an engaged participant is palpable in the manner and approach adopted throughout. "Free Will" will be welcomed by students looking for an engaging and clear introduction to the subject, and as a rigorous exercise in philosophical argument it will serve, for the beginning student new to philosophy, as an excellent springboard into the subject more generally.



Elbow Room

Elbow Room Author Daniel C. Dennett
ISBN-10 9780262332040
Release 2015-08-07
Pages 248
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In this landmark 1984 work on free will, Daniel Dennett makes a case for compatibilism. His aim, as he writes in the preface to this new edition, was a cleanup job, "saving everything that mattered about the everyday concept of free will, while jettisoning the impediments." In Elbow Room, Dennett argues that the varieties of free will worth wanting -- those that underwrite moral and artistic responsibility -- are not threatened by advances in science but distinguished, explained, and justified in detail.Dennett tackles the question of free will in a highly original and witty manner, drawing on the theories and concepts of fields that range from physics and evolutionary biology to engineering, automata theory, and artificial intelligence. He shows how the classical formulations of the problem in philosophy depend on misuses of imagination, and he disentangles the philosophical problems of real interest from the "family of anxieties" in which they are often enmeshed -- imaginary agents and bogeymen, including the Peremptory Puppeteer, the Nefarious Neurosurgeon, and the Cosmic Child Whose Dolls We Are. Putting sociobiology in its rightful place, he concludes that we can have free will and science too. He explores reason, control and self-control, the meaning of "can" and "could have done otherwise," responsibility and punishment, and why we would want free will in the first place. A fresh reading of Dennett's book shows how much it can still contribute to current discussions of free will. This edition includes as its afterword Dennett's 2012 Erasmus Prize essay.



Free Will Or Determinism

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