Freedom and Belief

Freedom and Belief - Clarendon Paperbacks

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Synopsis

This monograph argues that there is a fundamental sense in which there is no such thing as free will or true moral responsibility. The author devotes the main body of the book in an attempt to explain why this is so. He examines various aspects of the "cognitive phenomenology" of freedom - the nature, causes and consequences of deep commitment to belief in freedom. In particular, he considers at length a number of problems that are raised by the suggestion that, if freedom were possible, believing oneself to be a free agent would be a necessary condition of being a free agent.

Book information

ISBN: 9780198239338
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Pub date:
Edition: New Edition
Language: English
Number of pages: 354
Weight: 478g
Height: 215mm
Width: 140mm
Spine width: 22mm