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The Sense of Freedom, or Acting under the Idea of Freedom

Dana Kay Nelkin

in Making Sense of Freedom and Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608560
eISBN:
9780191729638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608560.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter continues the inquiry into our commitments as rational deliberators. An argument is presented for the conclusion that we must presuppose that we are free agents in deliberating in the ... More


Deliberation and Alternatives

Dana Kay Nelkin

in Making Sense of Freedom and Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608560
eISBN:
9780191729638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608560.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This chapter takes up the question of whether the rational abilities view developed thus far fits with, or is in tension with, our commitments as rational agents. It addresses a conclusion that can ... More


Making Sense of Freedom and Responsibility

Dana Kay Nelkin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199608560
eISBN:
9780191729638
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608560.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Moral Philosophy

This book presents a simple and natural account of freedom and moral responsibility which responds to the great variety of challenges to the idea that we are free and responsible, before ultimately ... More


Free Will Skepticism and Rational Deliberation

Derk Pereboom

in Free Will, Agency, and Meaning in Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199685516
eISBN:
9780191765674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685516.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents and defends an account of rational deliberation according to which it is compatible with believing the determinist version of skepticism about the sort of free will required for ... More


Bootstrapping

John Brunero

in Instrumental Rationality: The Normativity of Means-Ends Coherence

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198746935
eISBN:
9780191809149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746935.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Several philosophers object to the idea that intentions provide reasons on the grounds that this idea licenses an implausible “bootstrapping” of reasons into existence. However, there is no shared ... More


Human Passivity, Agency, and Hope

Adrienne M. Martin

in How We Hope: A Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151526
eISBN:
9781400848706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151526.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This concluding chapter makes several arguments. It stresses that hope deserves rather a different reputation than it has. On the one hand, it does not deserve a reputation as either unqualifiedly ... More


Many Gods, Many Wagers: Pascal’s Wager Meets the Replicator Dynamics

Paul Bartha

in Probability in the Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199604760
eISBN:
9780191741548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604760.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The many-gods objection is perhaps the most famous criticism levelled against Pascal’s wager. This chapter offers a response that combines two main ideas. The first is the development of the ... More


Philosophical Interlude: Objectivity and Democracy in Consensus Conferences

Miriam Solomon

in Making Medical Knowledge

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198732617
eISBN:
9780191796838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732617.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

Rational deliberation to consensus is a powerful ideal, promising both objectivity and democracy. This chapter explores reasons for concern about the rationality and democracy of group deliberation ... More


Free Will, Agency, and Meaning in Life

Derk Pereboom

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199685516
eISBN:
9780191765674
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685516.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

According to the position the book defends, we would not be morally responsible in the key basic-desert sense at issue in the free will debate if determinism were true, but we would also lack this ... More


Just Caring: The Insufficiency of the Sufficiency Principle in Health Care

Leonard M. Fleck

in What is Enough?: Sufficiency, Justice, and Health

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199385263
eISBN:
9780199385270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199385263.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that sufficientarianism fails to provide us with a morally adequate perspective for addressing contemporary complex problems of health care justice, especially in connection with ... More


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