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Introduction

Manuel Vargas

in Building Better Beings

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199697540
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191748851 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697540.003.0001
Introduction

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This is an overview of the subject matter and architecture of the book. It presents one version of skepticism about free will and moral responsibility (“The familiar chain of argument”) and defines crucial terminology. It outlines three core ideas of the book: the agency cultivation model, circumstantialism about powers, and revisionism about moral responsibility and free will.

Keywords: skepticism; free will; moral responsibility; reductionism; revisionism

Chapter.  6707 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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