Free Will: The Basics

Free Will The Basics The question of whether humans are free to make their own decisions has long been debated and it continues to be a controversial topic today In Free Will The Basics readers are provided with a clear a

  • Title: Free Will: The Basics
  • Author: Meghan Griffith
  • ISBN: 9781299160729
  • Page: 150
  • Format: ebook
  • The question of whether humans are free to make their own decisions has long been debated and it continues to be a controversial topic today In Free Will The Basics readers are provided with a clear and accessible introduction to this central but challenging philosophical problem The questions which are discussed include Does free will exist Or is it illusory Can we beThe question of whether humans are free to make their own decisions has long been debated and it continues to be a controversial topic today In Free Will The Basics readers are provided with a clear and accessible introduction to this central but challenging philosophical problem The questions which are discussed include Does free will exist Or is it illusory Can we be free even if everything is determined by a chain of causes If our actions are not determined, does this mean they are just random or a matter of luck In order to have the kind of freedom required for moral responsibility, must we have alternatives What can recent developments in science tell us about the existence of free will Because these questions are discussed without prejudicing one view over others and all technical terminology is clearly explained, this book is an ideal introduction to free will for the uninitiated.

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    • Stephen Cranney says:

      Understandable, good overview of the subject. I especially appreciated the author problematizing the simplistic understanding of the Libet experiments that to some supposedly demonstrate that free will is illusory. Good starting point for anyone interested in the subject and its implications for moral and other judgments.

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