Chapter

King, Clarke, Collins

Edited by James A. Harris

in Of Liberty and Necessity

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780199268603
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603136 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199268606.003.0003

Series: Oxford Philosophical Monographs

 						King, Clarke, Collins

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • History of Western Philosophy

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

William King articulates a strong form of libertarianism, one that sees freedom as resting in the indifference of the will. Samuel Clarke regards King’s strategy as fatal to the libertarian cause, and defends a more moderate libertarianism that allows motives as an influence upon free choice, but which distinguishes between ‘moral’ necessity and ‘physical’ necessity. Anthony Collins reiterates Hobbesian arguments against the tenability of a distinction between kinds of necessity.

Keywords: King; Clarke; Collins; Hobbes; liberty; indifference; necessity

Chapter.  10982 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.