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Introduction: The Contours of Contemporary Free-Will Debates (Part 2)

Robert Kane

in The Oxford Handbook of Free Will

Second edition

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780195399691
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195399691.003.0001

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Introduction: The Contours of Contemporary Free-Will Debates (Part 2)

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This article describes the contours of contemporary debates about free will and provides an overview of the topics in this volume. It considers the following issues: free will and conflicting views about persons; the determinist question and modern science; the compatibility question and arguments for incompatibilism; classical compatibilism; new compatibilist approaches to freedom and responsibility; moral responsibility and alternative possibilities; libertarian or incompatibilist theories of free will; further views and debates on hard determinism, hard incompatibilism, free-will skepticism, illusionism, revisionism, promises, and rollbacks; neuroscience, psychology, experimental philosophy, and free will; divine foreknowledge, human freedom, and theological dimensions of free-will debates.

Keywords: moral responsibility; incompatibilist theories; free will; illusionism; neuroscience; psychology; human freedom; divine foreknowledge

Article.  16657 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Moral Philosophy ; Metaphysics

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