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Free Will

1st Edition

Edited by John Martin Fischer


1,544 pages

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Hardback: 9780415327268
pub: 2005-07-29

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Over the last three decades there has been a tremendous amount of philosophical work in the Anglo-American tradition on the cluster of topics pertaining to Free Will.

Contemporary work has in some instances been in the form of lively debates between proponents of different viewpoints, and literature surrounding the area is therefore characterized by a genuine vitality. This collection selects the very best of this material and presents it in a single, accessible set of volumes.

Table of Contents

Volume I: Concepts and Challenges Part 1. The concepts of Freedom and Moral Responsibility Part 2. Skeptical Worries: The Worry that We Might Not Be Free and Morally Responsible A. Fatalism B. Divine Omniscience Volume II: Determinism Part 1. Causal Determinism A. Causal Determinism and Alternative Possibilities B. Causal Determinism and Sourcehood Part 2. Compatibilist Accounts of Free Will Volume III: Libertarianism, Alternative Possibilites and Moral Responsibility Part 1. Incompatibilist Accounts of Free Will A. Event-Causal Approaches B. Agent-Causal Approaches Part 2. Free Will and Moral Responsibility Volume IV: Free Agency, Moral Responsibility and Skepticism Part 1. Accounts of Acting Freely Part 2. Worries About the Coherence of Free Will and Moral Responsibility

About the Series

Critical Concepts in Philosophy

Critical Concepts in Philosophy is a well-established series in Routledge’s Major Works publishing programme.

Designed to meet research, reference, and teaching needs across the humanities and social sciences, Routledge Major Works gather together the best and most influential work on particular concepts, subjects, and individuals. The collections assemble previously published articles from a variety of journals, excerpts or chapters from previously published books, and materials from other sources which together provide users with historical purchase on the concept, subject, or individual in question, as well as a thorough overview of current issues.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy
PHILOSOPHY / Free Will & Determinism