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Free Will and Luck

Alfred R. Mele

Abstract

This book aims to help readers think more clearly about free will. It identifies and makes vivid the most important conceptual obstacles to the justified belief in the existence of free will, and meets them head on. It also clarifies the central concepts in the philosophical debate about free will and moral responsibility, criticizes various influential contemporary theories about free will, and develops two overlapping conceptions of free will: one for readers who are convinced that free will is incompatible with determinism (incompatibilists), and another for readers who are convinced of the ... More

Keywords: ability, alternative possibilities, control, decision, compatibilism, determinism, incompatibilism, manipulation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195305043
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195305043.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alfred R. Mele, author
Florida State University
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