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A Minimal Libertarianism: Free Will and the Promise of Reduction

ISBN : 9780190682781

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¥14,630
Author: 
Christopher Evan Franklin
Pages
248 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
164 x 243 mm
Pub date
Apr 2018
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In this book Christopher Evan Franklin develops and defends minimal event-causal libertarianism, a theory of free will and moral responsibility that differs from compatibilist theories only in that it requires indeterminism. Franklin shows how, assuming reductionism about agency, this theory, despite its sparse resources, can dismantle the major objections to libertarianism.

Index: 

Introduction
Part I Toward a Minimal Libertarianism
1 Minimal Event-causal Libertarianism
2 A Theory of Moral Accountability
3 Abilities, Opportunities, and Determinism
4 The Role and Location of Indeterminism
Part II The Promise of Reduction
5 The Problem of Luck
6 The Problem of Enhanced Control
7 The Limits of Event-causal Libertarianism
Conclusion
Appendix: Against Frankfurt-style Cases

About the author: 

Christopher Evan Franklin is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Grove City College. His primary research is in ethics, metaphysics, and philosophy of action and mind and he is author of many articles on topics pertaining to free will, moral responsibility, the self, motivation, blame, ability, causation, indeterminism, and reductionism.

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