Free Will Hardback

A Guide for the Perplexed

by T. J. Mawson;


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Free Will

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This is an up-to-date and approachable exploration of the age-old question, 'What is free will and do we have it?' In everyday life, we often suppose ourselves to be free to choose between several courses of action. But if we examine further, we find that this view seems to rest on metaphysical and meta-ethical presuppositions almost all of which look problematic. How can we be free if everything is determined by factors beyond our control, stretching back in time to the Big Bang and the laws of nature operating then? The only alternative to determinism is indeterminism, but is not indeterminism just there being a certain amount of randomness in the world? Does not randomness hinder you from being the author of your actions? This book looks at how much of the structure of our everyday judgments can survive the arguments behind such questions and thoughts. In doing so, it explores the alternative arguments that have been advanced concerning free will and related notions, including an up-to-date overview of the contemporary debates. In essence, the book seeks to understand and answer the age-old question, 'What is free will and do we have it?'

Free Will by T. J. Mawson was published by Continuum in February 2011. The ISBN for Free Will is 9781441196231.

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Page last updated 1st December 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherContinuum (February 2011)
Weight363g
Number of Pages208
Thickness20 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
ISBN9781441196231
ISBN-101441196234
Product Code3666194
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