Free Will: An Historical and Philosophical Introduction (Hardback)
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Free Will: An Historical and Philosophical Introduction (Hardback)

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Hardback 284 Pages / Published: 18/02/1999
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What is the place of human free will in our lives if all our actions are the result of some other cause? Does our processing unconscious beliefs or desires make us less free? Is our free will necessarily restricted if we do not choose our own beliefs?
The debate between free will and its opposing doctrine, determinism, is one of the key issues in philosophy. Free Will: An historical and philosophical introduction provides a comprehensive introduction to this highly important question and examines the contributions made by sixteen of the most outstanding thinkers from the time of early Greece to the twentieth century:
*Homer *Sophocles *Platto *Aristotle *St Augustine *St Thomas Aquinas *Descaartes *Spinoza *Hume *Kant *Schopehauer *Freud *Sartre *Weil *Wittgenstein *Moore
Ilham Dilman brings together all the dimensions of the problem of free will with examples from literature, ethics and psychoanalysis. Drawing out valuable insights from both sides of the free will-determinism divide, and he provides an accessible and highly readable introduction to this perennial problem.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415200554
Number of pages: 284
Weight: 635 g
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 26 mm


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..."a helpful and accessible introduction to the philosophical problems associated with human free will.."
-"The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fall 2001
"A remarkably clear-headed, balanced analysis of free will. Dilman's discussions are marked by exemplary clarity in exposition and a focus on getting to what features of human experience have been captured by each thinker."
-Herbert Morris, UCLA

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