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Nature's Challenge to Free Will

Bernard Berofsky

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640010
eISBN:
9780191738197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640010.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Hardly any attempt to come to grips with the classical problem of free will and determinism directly addresses the metaphysical vision driving the concerns of those who believe that a significant ... More


Introduction

Bernard Berofsky

in Nature's Challenge to Free Will

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640010
eISBN:
9780191738197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640010.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

The classical problem of free will and determinism is a metaphysical problem that cannot, therefore, be solved through analyses of moral or evaluative notions like responsibility and agency. It is ... More


The Powerful Belief in Moral Responsibility

Bruce N. Waller

in The Stubborn System of Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028165
eISBN:
9780262327404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028165.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The commitment to moral responsibility is much stronger than the reasons and arguments in support of moral responsibility. The variety of arguments in support of moral responsibility is enormous, but ... More


Moral Psychology, Volume 4: Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026680
eISBN:
9780262321488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026680.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This collection of original essays, comments, and replies brings together philosophers and scientists to discuss the relevance of recent neuroscience and psychology to traditional debates about free ... More


Mental Life and Responsibility in Real Time with a Determined Brain

Michael S. Gazzaniga

in Moral Psychology, Volume 4: Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026680
eISBN:
9780262321488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026680.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Gazzaniga defends a version of “semi-compatibilism” in which determinism is incompatible with free action and free will but is still compatible with moral responsibility, because moral responsibility ... More


Can Neuroscience Resolve Issues about Free Will?

Adina L. Roskies

in Moral Psychology, Volume 4: Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262026680
eISBN:
9780262321488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026680.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Roskies discusses an important method in neuroscience that is too often left out of free will debates: single-neuron recordings. Roskies explains classic experiments on perceptual decision making and ... More


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