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Freedom and Belief$
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Galen Strawson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199247493

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247493.001.0001

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Commitment, Illusion, and Truth

Commitment, Illusion, and Truth

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(p.64) 4 Commitment, Illusion, and Truth
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Freedom and Belief
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Galen Strawson (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247493.003.0004

Can we allow a sense in which we are genuinely radically free ‘practically speaking’, even if there is also a sense in which freedom is impossible from an objective, theoretical point of view? Might this be a case in which we encounter what Nagel calls ‘limits to objectivity’? Can something be an illusion from one point of view and a reality from another?

Keywords:   Nagel, limits to objectivity, radically free, illusion, reality

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