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The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Psychology of Luck

Edited by: Ian M. Church , Robert J. Hartman

Print publication date:  February  2019
Online publication date:  February  2019

Print ISBN: 9780815366591
eBook ISBN: 9781351258760
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<P>Luck permeates our lives, and this raises a number of pressing questions: What is luck? When we attribute luck to people, circumstances, or events, what are we attributing? Do we have any obligations to mitigate the harms done to people who are less fortunate? And to what extent is deserving praise or blame affected by good or bad luck? Although acquiring a true belief by an uneducated guess involves a kind of luck that precludes knowledge, does <I>all </I>luck undermine knowledge? The academic literature has seen<I> </I>growing, interdisciplinary interest in luck, and this volume brings together and explains the most important areas of this research. It consists of 39 newly commissioned chapters, written by an internationally acclaimed team of philosophers and psychologists, for a readership of students and researchers. Its coverage is divided into six sections:</P> <P></P> <P>I: The History of Luck</P> <P>II: The Nature of Luck</P> <P>III: Moral Luck</P> <P>IV: Epistemic Luck</P> <P>V: The Psychology of Luck</P> <P>VI: Future Research.</P> <P></P> <P>The chapters cover a wide range of topics, from the problem of moral luck, to anti-luck epistemology, to the relationship between luck attributions and cognitive biases, to meta-questions regarding the nature of luck itself, to a range of other theoretical and empirical questions. By bringing this research together, the <I>Handbook </I>serves as both a touchstone for understanding the relevant issues and a first port of call for future research on luck.</P>

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Luck Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Aristotle on Constitutive, Developmental, and Resultant Moral Luck Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Aristotle on Luck, Happiness, and Solon’s Dictum Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Stoics on Luck Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Thomas Aquinas on Moral Luck Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Immanuel Kant on Moral Luck Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Adam Smith on Moral Luck and the Invisible Hand Download PDF
Chapter  8:  John Stuart Mill on Luck and Distributive Justice Download PDF
Chapter  9:  History of Luck in Epistemology Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Thomas Nagel and Bernard Williams on Moral Luck Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Modal Accounts of Luck Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Lack of Control Account of Luck Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Probability Account of Luck Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Mixed Account of Luck Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Luck and Significance Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Luck As Risk Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Luck and Norms Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Definition of “Luck” and the Problem of Moral Luck  Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Kinds of Moral Luck Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Denying Moral Luck Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Accepting Moral Luck  Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Luck and Libertarianism Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Luck and Compatibilism Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The Gettier Problem Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Problem of Environmental Luck Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Anti-Luck Epistemology Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The Luck/Knowledge Incompatibility Thesis Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Luck and Skepticism Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Epistemic Luck and the Extended Mind Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Cognitive Biases and Dispositions in Luck Attributions Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Luck And Risk Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Emotional Responses To Luck, Risk, And Uncertainty Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The Illusion Of Control Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Positive Psychology And Luck Experiences Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Luck In Science  Download PDF
Chapter  36:  The Philosophy Of Luck And Experimental Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Legal Luck Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Feminist Approaches To Moral Luck Download PDF
Chapter  39:  The New Problem Of Religious Luck Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Theology And Luck Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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