Item description for Free Will: A Philosophical Study (Focus Series) by Laura Waddell Ekstrom...
In this comprehensive new study of human free agency, Laura Waddell Ekstrom critically surveys contemporary philosophical literature and provides a novel account of the conditions for free action. Ekstrom argues that incompatibilism concerning free will and causal determinism is true and thus the right account of the nature of free action must be indeterminist in nature. She examines a variety of libertarian approaches, ultimately defending an account relying on indeterministic causation among events and appealing to agent causation only in a reducible sense. Written in an engaging style and incorporating recent scholarship, this study is critical reading for scholars and students interested in the topics of motivation, causation, responsibility, and freedom. In broadly covering the important positions of others along with its exposition of the author's own view, "Free Will" provides both a significant scholarly contribution and a valuable text for courses in metaphysics and action theory.
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Studio: Westview Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.66" Weight: 0.89 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2000
Publisher Westview Press
ISBN 0813390931 ISBN13 9780813390932
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More About Laura Waddell Ekstrom
Laura Waddell Ekstrom is associate professor of philosophy at The College of William and Mary.
Laura Waddell Ekstrom has published or released items in the following series...