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The Significance of Free Will
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The Significance of Free Will

Robert Kane

Abstract

The first of two goals of this book is to provide a critical survey of the major debates about free will and determinism of the past quarter century, a period during which there have been many new developments in the study of this ancient philosophical problem. The book seeks to acquaint readers with current debates and new developments on free will, showing their relevance to broad contemporary concerns in ethics, politics, science, religion, and humanities. The second goal of the book is to defend a traditional view of free will and moral responsibility, according to which both are incompati ... More

Keywords: agency, autonomy, determinism, free will, freedom, incompatibilism, indeterminism, libertarianism, responsibility, will

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780195126563
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0195126564.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Kane, author
University of Texas at Austin
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