Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Puzzles for the Will - Toronto Studies in Philosophy (Hardback)
  • Puzzles for the Will - Toronto Studies in Philosophy (Hardback)
zoom

Puzzles for the Will - Toronto Studies in Philosophy (Hardback)

(author)
£50.99
Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 26/09/1998
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Issues of free will and determinism, with their far-reaching practical implications, hold a central place in the history of philosophy. In this book Jordan Howard Sobel looks at the many and varied approaches to this complex topic. The arguments analysed fall into two main groups: those from within the literature of fatalism or logical determinism, claiming that free will is impossible, and those from the field of causal determinism, granting that free will is logically possible but showing that we lack free will owing to certain contingent facts about the world. Sobel considers some problems for decision-making that arise if we grant the possibility that someone may be able to predict reliably what another agent will freely choose. Sobel's careful analysis lays a solid foundation for the study of free will and will interest all who are concerned with fated, determined, and predicted choices and how philosophical reflection about these can puzzle the will.

Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802043269
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 512 g
Dimensions: 235 x 160 x 21 mm

You may also be interested in...

Meditations
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
Happy
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
Against Empathy
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
The Art of Logic
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
The Social Contract
Added to basket
Why Marx Was Right
Added to basket
Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
On the Shortness of Life
Added to basket
£4.99
Paperback
A Little History of Philosophy
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Silence
Added to basket
£9.99
Hardback
The Righteous Mind
Added to basket
The Tipping Point
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Poverty Safari
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.99
Paperback
12 Rules for Life
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.00
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.