Essays on Freedom of Action, first published in 1973, brings together original papers by contemporary British and American philosophers on questions which have long concerned philosophers and others: the question of whether persons are wholly a part of the natural world and their actions the necessary effects of causal processes, and the question of whether our actions are free, and such that we can be held responsible for them, even if they are the necessary effects of casual processes. This volume will be of interest not only to those who are primarily concerned with philosophy but also to students in those many other disciplines in which freedom and determinism arise as problems.Those earlier terms may, as I will explain later, have a certain current relevance. Moreover, I am not suggesting that the terms of a prior proposal never define the appropriate baseline against which the course of events envisaged by a currentanbsp;...
|Title||:||Essays on Freedom of Action (Routledge Revivals)|
|Author||:||Ted Honderich, Emeritus Grote Professorship of the Philosophy of Mind and Logic Ted Honderich|
|Publisher||:||Routledge - 2015-06-03|