The Nonreality of Free Will
By (author) Richard Double
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Nonreality of Free Will by Richard Double
Book DescriptionThis monograph offers a new argument concerning free will and moral responsibility. Double identifies hierarchical compatibilism - a view espoused by such philosophers as Frankfurt, Neely, Watson, Levin, and Dennett - as the most plausible account of free will, showing how compatibilism can be successfully defended against incompatibilist objections. He goes on, however, to demonstrate that even the compatibilist account of free will ultimately faces insuperable objections, and concludes that free will is an essentially incoherent notion.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195064971
(217mm x 147mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1991
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Richard Double
Beginning Philosophy, Paperback (February 1999)
This book is an introduction to the fundamental problems and questions of philosophy. Its chapters cover logic and reasoning, the theory of knowledge, the nature of the external world, the mind/body problem, ethics, free will, the existence of God, and the problem of evil.
Metaphilosophy and Free Will, Hardback (August 1996)» View all books by Richard Double
In this text, the author looks at the contending schools of thought on the problem of free will. He argues that the free will problem is intractable because free will theorists are separated by metaphilosophical differences in the way they view the philosophical enterprise itself.
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