1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Free Will





ISBN 9781138795815
Published November 29, 2016 by Routledge
730 Pages

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Questions concerning free will are intertwined with issues in almost every area of philosophy, from metaphysics to philosophy of mind to moral philosophy, and are also informed by work in different areas of science (principally physics, neuroscience and social psychology). Free will is also a perennial concern of serious thinkers in theology and in non-western traditions. Because free will can be approached from so many different perspectives and has implications for so many debates, a comprehensive survey needs to encompass an enormous range of approaches. This book is the first to draw together leading experts on every aspect of free will, from those who are central to the current philosophical debates, to non-western perspectives, to scientific contributions and to those who know the rich history of the subject.



Chapter 37 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/tandfbis/rt-files/docs/Open+Access+Chapters/9781138795815_oachapter37.pdf

Table of Contents

List of Contributors



Introduction



Section I: Major Positions in the Free Will Debate introduction



1 Semicompatibilism



John Martin Fischer



2 Identificationist Views



Agnieszka Jaworska



3 Reasons-Responsive Theories of Freedom



Michael McKenna



4 Classical Compatibilism



Bernard Berofsky



5 Dispositional Compatibilism



Kadri Vihvelin



6 Event-Causal Libertarianism



Laura W. Ekstrom



7 Agent Causation



Meghan Griffith



8 Non-Causal Libertarianism



Hugh J. McCann



9 Strawsonian Views



Paul Russell



10 Revisionism



Kelly McCormick



11 Skepticism about Free Will



Derk Pereboom



12 Nonstandard Views



Saul Smilansky



Section II: Major Arguments introduction



13 The Consequence Argument



Joe Campbell



15 The Manipulation Argument



Kristin Mickelson



16 Frankfurt-style Examples



Carolina Sartorio



17 Logical Fatalism



Alicia Finch



18 The Luck and Mind Arguments



Christopher Evan Franklin



19 Leeway vs. Sourcehood Conceptions of Free Will



Kevin Timpe



Section III: Historical Figures introduction



20 Aristotle



Karen Margrethe Nielsen



21 The Stoics on Fate and Freedom



Tim O’Keefe



22 Augustine of Hippo



Jesse Couenhoven



23 Anselm of Canterbury



Sandra Visser



24 Thomas Aquinas



Harm Goris



25 John Duns Scotus



Thomas Williams



26 Rene Descartes



C.P. Ragland



27 Got

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Editor(s)

Biography

Kevin Timpe holds the W. H. Jellema Chair in Christian Philosophy at Calvin College. He has published a number of books on free will, including Free Will: Sourcehood and Its Alternatives, Second Edition (2013, Free Will in Philosophical Theology (2013), and Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns (2016).



 



Meghan Griffith is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Davidson College. She is the author of Free Will: The Basics (Routledge, 2013) and a number of articles centering on human agency.



 



Neil Levy is professor of philosophy at Macquarie University, Sydney, and a senior researcher at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford. He is the author of 7 books, including, most recently, Consciousness and Moral Responsibility (2014). He has published very widely on free will, moral responsibility, philosophy of mind, applied ethics and other topics.



 



 



 

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