Free Will: The Basics
Routledge – 2012 – 150 pages
Series: The Basics
The question of whether humans are free to make their own decisions has long been debated and it continues to be a controversial topic today. In Free Will: The Basics readers are provided with a clear and accessible introduction to this central but challenging philosophical problem. The questions which are discussed include:
Because these questions are discussed without prejudicing one view over others and all technical terminology is clearly explained, this book is an ideal introduction to free will for the uninitiated.
Acknowledgements 1. Introduction 2. The Compatibility Issue 3. Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities 4. Some Current Compatibilist Proposals 5. Some Current Incompatibilist Proposals 6. Other Positions 7. Free Will and Science 8. Where Does This Leave Us? Some Concluding Thoughts Glossary Index
Meghan Griffith is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Davidson College. She specializes in free will and action theory.