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Published: 05 August 2004

144 Pages | 6 halftones, 7 line illus.

ISBN: 9780192853585

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Free Will: A Very Short Introduction

Thomas Pink

Very Short Introductions

  • Emphasises and explores the fact that the freewill problem has had a long history by looking at the ideas of Greek and medieval philosophers.
  • Explains that freewill is not something newly created by modernity or modern scinece - nor is it a problem that modernity necessarily undstands better than the philosophers of the past
  • Asks whether human freedom involves and depends on freewill
  • Looks at whether freedom is unrealisable - that it makes demands on human psychology and action which could never be met
  • Questions whether moral responsibility presuppose freedom, and therefore freewill?
  • Explains and explores themes such as incompatibiliism and compatibilism

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