Freedom of the Will

John Dupré

in Human Nature and the Limits of Science

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780199248063
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597367 | DOI:
 Freedom of the Will

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Concludes with an elaboration of the conception of autonomy, which, it is argued, is needed to complete a properly pluralistic account of human behaviour. An incompatibilist account of free will grounded in a novel way on the radical indeterminism and causal incompleteness defended in the author's The Disorder of Thingsis introduced. Argues that genuine autonomy can be found in the dialectical relation between the individual and society.

Keywords: autonomy; causal completeness; determinism; free will; incompatibilism; indeterminism; pluralism

Chapter.  14370 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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