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The Free Will Delusion

Author: James B. Miles

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784628321

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

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Poverty is not accident, but design. We are not all equal before the law. And the central message of contemporary ethics is that only some people matter. Expanding on work described as “crucial” and “very fine and provocative” by the Editor of The Oxford Handbook of Free Will, author James Miles now shows not only that free will is a delusion but that it is this delusion that has left us with only the illusion of morality. Belief in free will means never having to acknowledge your own great good fortune, or recognise the far greater misfortune of others. It is the conceit of freedom of the will that today ensures that so many at the bottom are denied any chance of social and economic advancement. Some free will theorists even argue that we need not be concerned with ideals of equality, fair play and opportunity. Is this fair? “Is it fair...? Life isn’t fair”, shrugs the free will philosopher Dan Dennett. Yes, life is not fair, and if we leave it up to the priests and the philosophers, it never will be. The Free Will Delusion is an eloquent and rousing call to arms that we can be, we must be, better than this.
Paradoxes of Free Will
Language: un
Pages: 284
Authors: Gunther Siegmund Stent
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: American Philosophical Society

Driving human reason too far in the analysis of deep problems often leads to irresolvable inconsistencies and contradictions. In this 2002 J.F. Lewis Award-winning monograph, Gunther Stent traces the origins and development of the paradoxes of free will in this well-crafted introduction to philosophical debates regarding freedom of will. Free
Free Will: A Very Short Introduction
Language: un
Pages: 144
Authors: Thomas Pink
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-06-24 - Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

Do we really make our own decisions? Or are we compelled to act by factors beyond our control? And if our choices are not free, why should we be held morally responsible for them. Thomas Pink's Very Short Introduction to free will is an accessible and stimulating investigation of one
The Free Will Delusion
Language: un
Pages: 200
Authors: James B. Miles
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-28 - Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

Poverty is not accident, but design. We are not all equal before the law. And the central message of contemporary ethics is that only some people matter. Expanding on work described as “crucial” and “very fine and provocative” by the Editor of The Oxford Handbook of Free Will, author James
Living Without Free Will
Language: un
Pages: 231
Authors: Derk Pereboom
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-11-02 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Argues that morality, meaning and value remain intact even if we are not morally responsible for our actions.
A Free Will
Language: un
Pages: 206
Authors: Michael Frede
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

"As readers will quickly discover, the quality of the text that [Frede] has bequeathed fully matches the brilliance and incisiveness for which all his work is admired." From the foreword by David Sedley