David Hodgson

in Rationality + Consciousness = Free Will

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199845309
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932269 | DOI:

Series: Philosophy of Mind Series


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The Introduction introduces the problem of free will and responsibility, and the book's contention that what we do is not the inexorable playing out of the role in life given to us by our genes and circumstances. It refers to the compatibilist approach to free will, and to Haldane's argument in favour of free will. It then outlines the argument of the book.

Keywords: rationality; consciousness; indeterministic; free will; plausible reasoning; gestalts; responsibility; retribution

Chapter.  3177 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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