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The Metaphysics of Hyperspace

Hud Hudson

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199282579
eISBN:
9780191712463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282579.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This collection of chapters on metaphysics and philosophy of religion is organized around the theme of hyperspace. The book contains critical discussions and evaluations of some non-theistic reasons ... More


Free Will and Luck

Alfred R. Mele

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305043
eISBN:
9780199786015
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305043.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book aims to help readers think more clearly about free will. It identifies and makes vivid the most important conceptual obstacles to the justified belief in the existence of free will, and ... More


The Consequences of Determinism: A Theory of Determinism Volume 2

Ted Honderich

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242833
eISBN:
9780191680595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242833.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This text, originally Part Three of the single-volume hardback edition, poses the following question: if determinism is true, and free will an illusion, what are the consequences? The book maintains ... More


Autonomous Agents: From Self-Control to Autonomy

Alfred R. Mele

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195150438
eISBN:
9780199869091
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195150430.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Explores the related topics of self‐control and personal autonomy. Self‐control is understood as the contrary of akrasia or weakness of will, and autonomy is placed in the family of metaphysical ... More


Persons and Causes: The Metaphysics of Free Will

Timothy O'Connor

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153743
eISBN:
9780199867080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515374X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

PERSONS AND CAUSES investigates the nature of freedom of action, or ‘metaphysical’ freedom, which is generally supposed to be a necessary condition on moral responsibility. The author develops a ... More


Introduction

Martha Klein

in Determinism, Blameworthiness, and Deprivation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198248347
eISBN:
9780191681134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248347.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine the debate about determinism and moral responsibility, prompted by dissatisfaction with compatibilism and an uneasiness ... More


Kant's Account of Freedom

Michelle Kosch

in Freedom and Reason in Kant, Schelling, and Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199289110
eISBN:
9780191604003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199289115.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter outlines Kant’s theory of freedom, his approach to the problem of freedom and determinism, and his account of the unity of reason.


‘Despair’ in the Pseudonymous Works, and Kierkegaard's Double Incompatibilism

Michelle Kosch

in Freedom and Reason in Kant, Schelling, and Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199289110
eISBN:
9780191604003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199289115.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Kierkegaard’s critical accounts of aesthetic and ethical stages of existence, arguing that on Kierkegaard’s view, both life-views incorporate distorted accounts of human agency. ... More


The Problem

Helen Steward

in A Metaphysics for Freedom

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199552054
eISBN:
9780191738838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552054.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter outlines the free will problem, and explains why this book will tackle a rather non-standard version of the questions generally asked under the ‘free will’ head. It outlines the ... More


Determinism’s Impact on Normative Judgments

Ishtiyaque Haji

in Reason’s Debt to Freedom: Normative Appraisals, Reasons, and Free Will

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199899203
eISBN:
9780199949885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899203.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The chapter argues for the following claims. First, if one is an incompatibilist who believes the alternatives that the truth of judgments of objective reasons presupposes are ones incompatible with ... More


Introduction

Galen Strawson

in Freedom and Belief

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247493
eISBN:
9780191594830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247493.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter introduces some traditional positions in the free will debate: (1) standard compatibilism, according to which free agenthood is compatible with determinism, and we are indeed free ... More


Phenomenology, Commitment, and What Might Happen

Galen Strawson

in Freedom and Belief

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247493
eISBN:
9780191594830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247493.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter recommends a thought-experiment: try to think of everything that happens, as quickly as possible, as determined: in particular all one's own thoughts and movements. In those who have a ... More


Responsibility for Character

Daniel C. Russell

in Practical Intelligence and the Virtues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199565795
eISBN:
9780191721311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565795.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Phronesis involves self-construction that is responsive to reasons, so the question arises whether and how far humans are capable of self-construction. This chapter considers that question with ... More


A Metaphysics for Freedom

Helen Steward

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199552054
eISBN:
9780191738838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199552054.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

A Metaphysics for Freedom outlines the case for the view that agency itself—and not merely the special, distinctively human variety of it—is incompatible with determinism. It argues that ... 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


Autonomy and Self-Determination

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/9780199640010.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter addresses the incompatibilist worry about DR-autonomy in a deterministic world. It is argued that concerns based on the dependence of one’s perspectives on the past are nullified when ... More


Source Incompatibilism

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/9780199640010.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

The source incompatibilist view that DR-autonomy (self-determination) is incompatible with determinism is rejected on the following bases. (1) The source incompatibilist demand for a free, ... More


Aristotle's Theory of Substance: The Categories and Metaphysics Zeta

Michael V. Wedin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253081
eISBN:
9780191598647
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253080.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Categories and Metaphysics Zeta (Book VII) are often thought to be incompatible because each posits different candidates for the title of primary substance or ousia. In the Categories, primary ... More


 Introduction

Alfred R. Mele

in Free Will and Luck

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305043
eISBN:
9780199786015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305043.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book, defines some key terms, makes salient a serious problem luck poses for libertarianism (the conjunction of incompatibilism and belief in ... More


 Compatibilism: Objections and Replies

Alfred R. Mele

in Free Will and Luck

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305043
eISBN:
9780199786015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305043.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter develops compatibilist replies to the most popular styles of argument for incompatibilism (consequence-style arguments and manipulation arguments), and concludes that these arguments ... More


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