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.
Table of Contents
1. The Problem 2. Freedom and Indeterminism 3. The Nature of the Debate 4. The Scope of Libertarianism 5. Freewill and Philosophy of Mind 6. The Re-Emergence of the Problem 7. Predictability 8. Moral Philosophy and Moral Problems 9. desert and Efficacy 10. Excuses 11. Determinism and Phenomenology 12. Theoretical and Practical Explanation 13. Determinism, Science and Morality 14. Conclusion