Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility (Paperback)Gregg D. Caruso (editor), Susan Blackmore (author of contributions), Thomas W. Clark (author of contributions), Mark Hallett (author of contributions), John-Dylan Haynes (author of contributions), Ted Honderich (author of contributions), Neil Levy (author of contributions), Thomas Nadelhoffer (author of contributions), Shaun Nichols (author of contributions), Michael Pauen (author of contributions)
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Publisher: Lexington Books
Number of pages: 332
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 227 x 153 x 24 mm
Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility is a terrifically clear book and a welcome addition to the debate about free will. * Patheos *
What's wonderful about this compendium is both its inclusion of the broad range of approaches and disciplines now engaged in the growing literature on the critique of free will, but also the substantive character of many of the essays contributed. . . .The reader can get a real sense of the contours of the arguments and issues on the illusion or skeptical side of the free will debate. Moreover, there is some good transdisciplinary work here, not just side-by-side essays by scientists and philosophers talking past each other. The volume tells us where the field currently is and also gives us a sense of how the free will debate is actually advancing toward greater understanding. Perhaps we can even discern some glimmer of hope for a resolution or a degree of consensus that could, in the near future, underlie or give rise to practical engagements to bring about significant social transformations and innovations toward a more humane society. Kudos to Caruso. * Neuroethics *
Just 20 years ago, skepticism about free will and moral responsibility was a position that few in the philosophical community took seriously. That has changed, thanks in large part to the work of the authors in this volume. Caruso has collected contributions from the most prominent proponents and critics of free will skepticism. His insightful and engaging introduction sets the stage beautifully for philosophers and non-philosophers alike. Anyone interested in this topic of such profound importance should buy this book. -- Tamler Sommers, University of Houston
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