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Free Will and Moral Responsibility by Howard K. Wettstein
Book DescriptionThe essays in this volume explore various issues pertaining to human agency, such as the relationship between free will and causal determinism, and the nature and conditions of moral responsibility. * Builds on and extends some of the very best recent work in the field. * Features lively and vigorous debate. * Forges connections between abstract philosophical theorizing and applied work in neuroscience and even criminal law.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405138109
(230mm x 153mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Howard K. Wettstein
John Martin Fischer earned his B.A. and M.A. in philosophy from Stanford University in 1975, and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Cornell University in 1982. He has written on such topics as free will, causal determinism, theological determinism, moral responsibility, abortion, death, immortality, and the meaning of life. He is the author of The Metaphysics of Free Will: An Essay of Control (Blackwell, 1994); and (with Mark Ravizza, S.J.) Responsibility and Control: A Theory of Moral Responsibility (1998). A selection of his papers will be published in My Way: Essays on Moral Responsibility (forthcoming 2005).
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