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Free Will and Luck$
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Alfred R. Mele

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195305043

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0195305043.001.0001

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 Introduction

 Introduction

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(p.3) One Introduction
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Free Will and Luck
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Alfred R. Mele (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195305043.003.0001

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book, defines some key terms, makes salient a serious problem luck poses for libertarianism (the conjunction of incompatibilism and belief in free will), and provides background on the following topics: the expression “free will,” the nature of decision, the timing of actions, and agents’ abilities.

Keywords:   ability, action, decision, incompatibilism, libertarianism

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