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作者 Van Inwagen, Peter, author
書名 Essays. Selections
Thinking about free will / Peter van Inwagen, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
出版項 Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, [2017]
國際標準書號 9781107166509 (hardback)
1107166500 (hardback)
9781316617656 (paperback)
1316617653 (paperback)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  BJ1461 .V36 2017    在預約架上    30660020170697
 歐美所圖書館  123.05 V319 2017    到期 04-22-20  -  30500101545823
說明 232 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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附註 Includes index
Includes bibliographical references and index
Peter van Inwagen, author of the classic book 'An Essay on Free Will' (1983), has established himself over the last forty years as a leading figure in the philosophical debate about the problem of free will. This volume presents eleven influential essays from throughout his career, as well as two new and previously unpublished essays, 'The Problem of Fr** W*ll' and 'Ability'. The essays include discussions of determinism, moral responsibility, "Frankfurt counterexamples", the meaning of "the ability to do otherwise", and the very definition of free will, as well as critiques of writings on the topic by Daniel Dennett and David Lewis. An introduction by the author discusses the history of his thinking about free will. The volume will be a valuable resource for those looking to engage with van Inwagen's significant contributions to this perennially important topic
Machine generated contents note: 1. Ability and Responsibility -- 2. On Two Arguments for Compatibilism -- 3. Compatibilistic Reflections -- 4. Critical Study of Dennett's Elbow Room -- 5. When Is the Will Free? -- 6. Moral Responsibility, Determinism, and the Ability to Do Otherwise -- 7. Free Will Remains a Mystery -- 8. Genes, Statistics, and Desert -- 9. Freedom to Break the Laws -- 10. How to Think about the Problem of Free Will -- 11. A Promising Argument -- 12. Author's Preface to the French Translation of An Essay on Free Will -- 13. The Problem of Fr**W*ll -- 14. Ability
主題 Free will and determinism
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