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The Implications of Determinism





ISBN 9781138703766
Published December 11, 2018 by Routledge
288 Pages

 
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Book Description

The problem of determinism arises in all the major areas of philosophy. The first part of this book, first published in 1991, is a critical and historical exposition of the problem and the most important ideas and arguments which have arisen over the many years of debate. The second part considers the various forms of determinism and the implications that they engender.

Table of Contents

Part 1. The History of the Problem  1. Introduction  2. Determinism in Antiquity  3. God Through the Ages  4. The Rise of Science  5. The Grand Metaphysicians  6. The Soft Determinists  7. The Hard Determinists  8. More Science  9. Action Theory  10. Micro-Determinism, Macro-Determinism and Supervenience  11. Other Contemporary Analyses  Part 2. Determinism – So What?  12. Logical Determinism  13. Theoretical Determinism  14. Psychological Determinism  15. Physical Determinism  16. Physical Implications of Determinism  17. Moral Implications of Determinism  18. Cultural Implications of Determinism

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