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Types of Determinism

J. R. LUCAS

in The Freedom of the Will

Published in print:
1970
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243434
eISBN:
9780191680687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243434.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

Four sorts of determinism have at various times been put forward, and have been felt to threaten the freedom of the will and human responsibility. They are: logical determinism, theological ... More


Kant's Theory of Action

Richard McCarty

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199567720
eISBN:
9780191721465
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567720.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

The theory of action underlying Immanuel Kant's moral theory is the subject of this book. What “maxims” are, and how we act on maxims, are explained here in light of both the historical context of ... More


Free Choice

Richard McCarty

in Kant's Theory of Action

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199567720
eISBN:
9780191721465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567720.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, History of Philosophy

The assumption that actions are explained by motive forces implies the doctrine of psychological determinism; and many doubt that Kant accepted that doctrine. This chapter argues that he did, and ... More


Psychological Determinism

J. R. Lucas

in The Freedom of the Will

Published in print:
1970
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198243434
eISBN:
9780191680687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198243434.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

Psychological determinism is an aspiration rather than a threat. It needs exposing rather than arguing against. There are no psychological laws which enable us to make anything more than very ... More


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