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The Oxford Handbook of Free Will


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Contributors 1. Introduction: The Contours of Contemporary Free Will Debates PART I: THEOLOGY AND FREE WILL 2. Divine Foreknowledge and Human Freedom PART II: PHYSICS, DETERMINISM AND INDETERMINISM 3. Quantum Physics, Consciousness and Free Will 4. Chaos, Indeterminism and Free Will 5. The Causal Closure of Physics PART III: THE CONSEQUENCE ARGUMENT FOR INCOMPATIBILISM 6. The Consequence Argument Revisited 7. A Compatibilist Reply to the Consequence Argument PART IV: COMPATIBILIST PERSPECTIVES ON FREEDOM AND RESPONSIBILITY 8. Compatibilism Without Frankfurt: Dispositional Analyses of Free Will 9. Contemporary Compatibilism: Mesh Theories and Reasons-Responsive Theories 10. Moral Sense and the Foundations of Responsibility 11. Whose Still Afraid of Determinism? Rethinking Causes and Possibilities PART V: MORAL RESPONSIBILITY, ALTERNATIVE POSSIBILITIES AND FRANKFURT-TYPE EXAMPLES 12. Frankfurt-type Examples and Semi-Compatibilism 13. Frankfurt-friendly Libertarianism 14. Obligation, Reason and Frankfurt Examples PART VI: LIBERTARIAN PERSPECTIVES ON FREE AGENCY AND FREE WILL 15. Agent-Causal Theories of Freedom 16. Alternatives for Liberarians 17. Freedom and Action Without Causation: Noncausal Theories of Freedom and Purposive Agency 18. Free Will is Not a Mystery 19. Rethinking Free Will: New Perspectives on an Ancient Problem PART VII: FURTHER VIEWS AND ISSUES: HARD DETERMINISM, HARD INCOMPATIBILISM, ILLUSIONISM, REVISIONISM, PROMISES AND ROLLBACKS 20. Free Will Skepticism and Meaning in Life 21. Free Will, Fundamental Dualism and the Centrality of Illusion 22. Effects, Determinism, Neither Compatibilism Nor Incompatibilism, Consciousness 23. Revisionist Accounts of Free Will: Origins, Varieties and Challenges 24. A Promising Argument 25. Rollbacks, Endorsement and Indeterminism 26. Free Will and Science 27. Contributions of Neuroscience to the Free Will Debate 28. Free Will and the Bounds of the Self 29. Intuitions about Free Will, Determinism and Bypassing References Index

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Robert Kane is University Distinguished Teaching Professor of Philosophy Emeritus and Professor of Law at the University of Texas at Austin. He is author of Free Will and Values, Through the Moral Maze, The Significance of Free Will, A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will, and Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom, among other works on mind and action, free will, ethics, and value theory.

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