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  • ISBN 0415327261
  • ISBN13 978-0415327268
  • Language English
  • Author John Martin Fischer
  • Publisher Routledge (December 12, 2005)
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Over the last three decades there has been a tremendous amount of philosophical work in the Anglo-American tradition on the cluster of topics pertaining to Free Will.Contemporary work has in some instances been in the form of lively debates between proponents of different viewpoints, and literature surrounding the area is therefore characterized by a genuine vitality. This collection selects the very best of this material and presents it in a single, accessible set of volumes.


Published by Routledge 2005-07-29 (2005). ISBN 10: 0415327261 ISBN 13: 9780415327268.

Over the last three decades there has been a tremendous amount of philosophical work in the Anglo-American tradition on the cluster of topics pertaining to Free Will. Contemporary work has in some instances been in the form of lively debates between proponents of different viewpoints, and literature surrounding the area is therefore characterized by a genuine vitality.

Metaphilosophy, January 2009). There are a number of common core arguments about the nature or existence of free will, and this volume takes an interactive look at the debate between four representative views. The first half of the book contains each philosopher's explanation of his particular view; the second half allows them to directly respond to each other's arguments, in a lively and engaging conversation.

In this paper I offer from a source compatibilist’s perspective a critical discussion of Four Views on Free Will by John Martin Fischer, Robert Kane, Derk Pereboom, and Manuel Vargas. Sharing Fischer’s semi-compatibilist view, I propose modifications to his arguments while resisting his coauthors’ objections. I argue against Kane that he should give up the requirement that a free and morally responsible agent be able to do otherwise (in relevant cases). I argue against Pereboom that his famed manipulation argument be resisted by contending that the agents in it are free and responsible.

Critical Concepts in Philosophy is a well-established series in Routledge’s Major Works publishing programme.

Critical Concepts of Philosophy. problems and technical vocabulary. 1 The four volumes here collect together some of the. most important works in twentieth-century philosophy of mind. London: Routledge, 2011. Philosophy of mind has always occupied a central place in Western philosophy and all. the great philosophers, from Plato to Wittgenstein, made significant contributions to it. Indeed, Descartes, often described as the father of modern philosophy, is perhaps best. Many of these works are. ground-breaking classics that have influenced the way philosophy of mind has been.

The topic of free will also gives rise to purely empirical questions that are . One finds scholarly debate on the ‘origin’ of the notion of free will in Western philosophy. In Book IV of The Republic, Plato posits rational, spirited, and appetitive aspects to the human soul.

The topic of free will also gives rise to purely empirical questions that are beginning to be explored in the human sciences: do we have it, and to what degree? Here is an overview of what follows. In Section 1, we acquaint the reader with some central historical contributions to our understanding of free will. Dihle (1982) and, in response Frede (2011), with Dihle finding it in St. Augustine (354–430 CE) and Frede in the Stoic Epictetus (c. 55–c.

John Martin Fischer is best known for the idea of "semicompatibilism" - the idea .

John Martin Fischer is best known for the idea of "semicompatibilism" - the idea that moral responsibility is compatible with determinism, whether free will is or is not compatible. The concept is similar but not identical to Randolph Clarke's idea of a "narrow incompatibilist. Fischer has written three books on moral responsibility and compiled what is the largest anthology of articles on free will, determinism, and moral responsibility - his four-volume, 46-contributor, 72-entry, 1300+ pages, Free Will, a reference work in the Routledge Critical Concepts in Philosophy series. Although it is titled "Free Will," the material is mostly about moral responsibility.

G. Parkinson - Routledge History of Philosophy

G. Parkinson - Routledge History of Philosophy. The Renaissance and 17th Century Rationalism Volume 4 (2003, Routledge). 5. Stuart Brown - Routledge History of Philosophy Volume V British Empiricism and the Enlightenment Volume 5 (1995, Routledge). 6. Kathleen M. Higgins, Robert C. Solomon - Routledge History of Philosophy. The Age of German Idealism Volume 6 (1993, Routledge).

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