On Human Freedom

Being the Forwood Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion given in the University of Liverpool in November, 1945

By John Laird

© 1947 – Routledge

160 pages

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Hardback: 9780415822299
pub: 2013-04-11
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About the Book

In the author’s opinion there are three primary conceptions of human freedom - non-coercion, autonomy and indeterminism. He presents his thoughts to define, compare, distinguish and correlate these, not merely with regard to the freedom of the human will, but also and more generally with regard to freedom in human life and thought. The discussion is psychological, ethical and theological. Originally published in 1947.

Table of Contents

1. Of Freedom in General 2. The Vulgar Conception of the Freedom of the Will 3. Some other Aspects of Human Freedom 4. Of Indeterminism 5. Determinism and Morals 6. Theism and Human Freedom

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion

Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1901 and 1991, Routledge Library Editions: Philosophy of Religion offers a selection of outstanding scholarship covering many aspects of philosophical enquiry into belief and faith. Topics include the history of atheism, natural religion, Christian ethics and the human soul. Some books look specifically at philosophers such as Hobbes, Plato, Kant, Feuerbach, Kierkegaard and Pascal. From classic works by Edward Westermarck, John Laird and G.D. Hicks to more recent investigations, this set contains important works by the likes of D.Z. Phillips, Frederick Ferré and A.C. Ewing making it an essential collection of these previously out-of-print works in a key subject.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Religious
RELIGION / Philosophy