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 Introduction

Alfred R. Mele

in Free Will and Luck

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780195305043
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786015 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195305043.003.0001
  Introduction

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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 free will), and provides background on the following topics: the expression “free will,” the nature of decision, the timing of actions, and agents’ abilities.

Keywords: ability; action; decision; incompatibilism; libertarianism

Chapter.  12098 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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