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The Significance of Free Will$
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Robert Kane

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195126563

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195126564.001.0001

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The Significance of Free Will

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This chapter considers the broader philosophical and cultural implications of the ideas and theory of free will presented in this book. Topics discussed include: social and political freedoms, value pluralism, free will and the moral law (with comparisons to Kant's views), utopias and totalitarianism, behavioral engineering and control, the theories of American pragmatism, value empiricism, John Stuart Mill on liberty and happiness, the influence of birth and upbringing on freedom and responsibility, criminal responsibility, modernity and its discontents.

Keywords:   behavioral engineering, criminal responsibility, empiricism, free will, liberty, modernity, moral law, pragmatism, utopia, value pluralism

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