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Introduction

Neil Levy

in Hard Luck

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199601387
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729256 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601387.003.0001
Introduction

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This brief chapter serves as an introduction. The view for which the book will argue is introduced, and some of the key terms, such as ‘free will’ and ‘moral responsibility’, are defined. The concern that a skeptical view has practical or epistemic costs that it would be unreasonable to pay is addressed.

Keywords: moral responsibility; Galen Strawson; punishment; philosophical methodology; skepticism

Chapter.  4248 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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