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Free Will

by Graham McFee

Free Will Synopsis

The question whether human choices and actions are causally determined or are in a way free, and the implications of this for our moral, personal and social lives continues to challenge philosophers. This book explores the determinist rejection of free will through a detailed exposition of the central determinist argument and a consideration of the responses to each of its premises. At every stage familiar examples and case studies help frame and ground the argument. The discussion is at no time peremptory and the invitation to the reader to be drawn in and to contribute to the debate as an engaged participant is palpable in the manner and approach adopted throughout. Free Will will be welcomed by students looking for an engaging and clear introduction to the subject, and as a rigorous exercise in philosophical argument it will serve, for the beginning student new to philosophy, as an excellent springboard into the subject more generally.

Free Will Press Reviews

- very clearly written, in a plain, accessible and attractive way and in a style and manner that is approachable and engaging. It deserves to become a firmly established text for students of this topic. - Nicholas Dent, University of Birmingham

Book Information

ISBN: 9781902683058
Publication date: 31st October 2000
Author: Graham McFee
Publisher: Acumen Publishing Ltd an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Ethics & moral philosophy, Social & political philosophy,

About Graham McFee

Graham McFee is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Brighton.

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