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John Hyman

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198735779

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735779.001.0001

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The Modern Theory of the Will

The Modern Theory of the Will

(p.211) Appendix: The Modern Theory of the Will
Action, Knowledge, and Will

John Hyman

Oxford University Press

This appendix contains a brief historical digest of the modern theory of the will, from Descartes and Hobbes in the seventeenth century to James and Russell in the twentieth century, for readers unfamiliar with the historical sources. It is not by any means a substitute for reading them, but it includes the key ideas to which the argument in Chapter 1 refers.

Keywords:   Descartes, Hobbes, Locke, Berkeley, Hume, Reid, Bentham, Mill, Bain, James, Russell

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