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Description - The Non-reality of Free Will by Richard Double

This 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 Details

ISBN: 9780195064971
ISBN-10: 0195064976
Format: Hardback
(217mm x 147mm x 23mm)
Pages: 258
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 19-Nov-1990
Country of Publication: United States

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