Action and Freedom (2000) (Philosophical Perspectives Annual Volume v. 14 Volume 14 ed.)

Action and Freedom (2000) (Philosophical Perspectives Annual Volume v. 14 Volume 14 ed.)

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This fourteenth volume in the Philosophical Perspectives Series explores issues of action and freedom. Original essays by leading scholars include: "The Survival of the Sentient," "Goal-directed Action:Teleological Explanations, Causal Theories, and Deviance," "Alternative Possibilities and Causal Histories," "Free Will Remains a Mystery," and "From Self Psychology to Moral Psychology."

About Author

James E. Tomberlin is Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Northridge, where he has taught since completing graduate study at Wayne State University in 1969. He has published more than seventy essays and reviews in action theory, deontic logic, metaphysics, philosophy of language, mind, religion, and the theory of knowledge. Besides editorship of the present series, he has edited Agent, Language and the Structure of the World (Hackett, 1983), Hector-Neri Casteneda, Profiles (D. Reidel, 1986) and he co-edited Alvin Plantinga, Profiles (D. Reidel, 1985).


Part I. The Eighth Philosophical Perspectives Lecture. Free Will Remains a Mystery. (Peter Van Inwagen). Part II. Freedom and Determinism. Modest Libertarianism. (Randolph Clarke). Transfer Principles and Moral Responsibility. (Eleonore Stump and John Martin Fischer). The Dual Regress of Free Will and the Role of Alternative Possibilities. (Robert Kane). Autonomy and Manipulated Freedom. (Tomis Kapitan). Causality, Mind, and Free Will. (Timothy O'Connor). Alternative Possibilities and Causal Histories. (Derk Pereboom). Libertarian Compatibilism. Kadri Vihvelin. Causal Determinism and Human Freedom are Incompatible. A New Argument for Incompatiblism. (Ted. A. Warfield). Frankfurt's Attack on the Principle of Alternative Possibilities. A Further Look. (David Widerker). Free Will and Agency at its Best. (Gideon Yaffe). Does Libertarian Freedom Require Alternative Possibilities? (Linda Zagzebski). Part III. Agency, Moral Psychology, and Moral Responsibility. Valuing and the Will. (Michael E. Bratman). Goal-directed Action. Teleological Explanations, Causal Theories, and Deviance. (Alfred R. Mele). Responsibility in Cases of Multiple Personality Disorder. (Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Stephen Behnke). The Survival of the Sentient. (Peter Unger). From Self Psychology to Moral Philosophy. (J. David Velleman)

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  • ISBN13: 9780631221470
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9780631221470
  • weight: 516
  • ISBN10: 0631221476
  • edition: Volume 14 ed.

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