Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 June 2010

380 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199545551

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Free will and responsibility

A guide for practitioners

John S. Callender

International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry

  • Uses insights from a wide range of sciences and humanities to problems of free will and moral responsibility, bringing together ideas from a wider range of disciplines than is available in alternative texts.
  • Offers a new paradigm of agency based on overlaps between art, free will, and moral value, describing one way of reconciling the ancient standoff between free will and causal determinism
  • Written from the perspective of a clinical psychiatrist, with concepts described in ways that will be accessible to readers with limited knowledge of philosophy and of practical relevance to psychiatrists, psychologists, lawyers and policymakers.
  • Applies philosophical concepts of free will and responsibility to real-life clinical cases, thus helping practitioners to see the relevance of philosophical ideas to clinical and forensic practice.

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