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Libertarian Accounts of Free Will (Paperback)

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This comprehensive study offers a balanced assessment of libertarian accounts of free will. Bringing to bear recent work on action, causation, and causal explanation, Clarke defends a type of event-causal view from popular objections concerning rationality and diminished control. He subtly explores the extent to which event-causal accounts can secure the things for the sake of which we value free will, judging their success here to be limited. Clarke then sets out a highly original agent-causal account, one that integrates agent causation and nondeterministic event causation. He defends this view from a number of objections but argues that we should find the substance causation required by any agent-causal account to be impossible. Clarke concludes that if a broad thesis of incompatibilism is correct--one on which both free will and moral responsibility are incompatible with determinism--then no libertarian account is entirely adequate.

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Publisher Oxford Univ Pr on Demand
Mfg Part# 9780195306422
SKU 202027674
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0195306422
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0256
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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