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The Routledge Companion to Free Will

Edited by: Kevin Timpe , Meghan Griffith , Neil Levy

Print publication date:  November  2016
Online publication date:  November  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138795815
eBook ISBN: 9781315758206
Adobe ISBN: 9781317635475

10.4324/9781315758206
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Questions concerning free will are intertwined with issues in almost every area of philosophy, from metaphysics to philosophy of mind to moral philosophy, and are also informed by work in different areas of science (principally physics, neuroscience and social psychology). Free will is also a perennial concern of serious thinkers in theology and in non-western traditions. Because free will can be approached from so many different perspectives and has implications for so many debates, a comprehensive survey needs to encompass an enormous range of approaches. This book is the first to draw together leading experts on every aspect of free will, from those who are central to the current philosophical debates, to non-western perspectives, to scientific contributions and to those who know the rich history of the subject. Its 61 chapters, commissioned especially for this volume from the world’s leading researchers, are framed by a General Introduction and briefer introductions for each of the six sections. A list of References, an annotated Suggested Reading list, and a short list of Related Topics are included at the end of each chapter.

Chapter 37 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Semicompatibilism Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Identificationist Views Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Reasons-Responsive Theories of Freedom Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Classical Compatibilism Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Dispositional Compatibilism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Event-Causal Libertarianism Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Agent Causation Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Non-Causal Libertarianism Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Free Will and Moral Sentiments Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Revisionism Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Skeptical Views about Free Will Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Nonstandard Views Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Consequence Argument Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Manipulation Argument Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Frankfurt-Style Examples Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Logical Fatalism Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Luck and Mind Arguments Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Leeway vs. Sourcehood Conceptions of Free Will Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Aristotle Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Stoics on Fate and Freedom Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Augustine of Hippo Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Anselm of Canterbury Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Thomas Aquinas Download PDF
Chapter  24:  John Duns Scotus Download PDF
Chapter  25:  René Descartes Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Gottfried Leibniz Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Thomas Hobbes and John Bramhall Download PDF
Chapter  28:  John Locke Download PDF
Chapter  29:  David Hume Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Thomas Reid Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Immanuel Kant Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Friedrich Nietzsche Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Chinese Perspectives on Free Will Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Free Will and Freedom in Indian Philosophies Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Situationism, Social Psychology, and Free Will Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Neuroscientific Threats to Free Will Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Empirical Perspectives on Consciousness and its Relationship to Free Will and Moral Responsibility Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Willpower, Freedom, and Responsibility Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Addiction Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Folk Intuitions Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Born Free? Children’s Intuitions about Choice Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Free Will and the Problem of Evil Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Free Will and Theological Fatalism Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Free Will and Theological Determinism Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Free Will and Substance Dualism Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Free Will and Grace Download PDF
Chapter  48:  Free Will and Providence Download PDF
Chapter  49:  Divine Free Will Download PDF
Chapter  50:  Self-Control and Akrasia Download PDF
Chapter  51:  Free Will and Criminal Law Download PDF
Chapter  52:  Deliberation Download PDF
Chapter  53:  Blame Download PDF
Chapter  54:  The Relationship between Moral Responsibility and Freedom Download PDF
Chapter  55:  A Feminist Approach to Moral Responsibility Download PDF
Chapter  56:  Free Will and the Phenomenology of Agency Download PDF
Chapter  57:  Mental Causation Download PDF
Chapter  58:  Marginal Agents and Responsibility Pluralism Download PDF
Chapter  59:  Determinism Download PDF
Chapter  60:  Free Will and Time Travel Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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