Item description for Agent-Causation Revisited by Thad Botham...
Sometimes you make a choice. Whether or not you made it was up to you. The choice was free. But how can this be? A scientific view of the world may leave no room for free choice. Free will literature continually explodes. Yet experts still focus on control or on a power to do otherwise. Sadly, they neglect another intuitive feature of free will: being an underived source or ultimate originator. When acting freely, one is a self-determined, self-directed, sole author of change. Surprisingly, though the literature is replete with this pre-theoretic feature of free will, virtually no one makes rigorous use of it when constructing arguments. Equipped with fresh research, this book contends that agent-causation-currently an unpopular theory-deserves serious reconsideration. Only agent-causation accounts for ultimate origination, and popular objections fail under rigorous scrutiny. This book is tightly argued. It challenges and deepens recent advances in free will scholarship made by Peter van Inwagen, Robert Kane, Carl Ginet, Randy Clarke, Stewart Goetz, Tim O'Connor, and others. It will change the way scholars argue about free will.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.61" Width: 6.69" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Jan 7, 2008
Publisher VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K.
ISBN 3836436604 ISBN13 9783836436601
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