Free Will: An Historical and Philosophical Introduction

Routledge (1999)
The debate between free will and its opposing doctrine, determinism, is one of the key issues in philosophy. Ilham Dilman brings together all the dimensions of the problem of free will with examples from literature, ethics and psychoanalysis, and draws out valuable insights from both sides of the freedom-determinism divide. The book provides a comprehensive introduction to this highly important question and examines the contributions made by sixteen of the most outstanding thinkers from the time of early Greece to modern times: Homer, Sophocles, Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Descartes, Spinoza, Hume, Kant, Schopenhauer, Freud, Sartre, Weil, Wittgenstein, Moore.
Keywords Free will and determinism History
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Call number BJ1460.D55 1999
ISBN(s) 0415200563   9780415200561  
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Jonathan Hecht (2014). Freedom of the Will in Plato and Augustine. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 22 (2):196-216.

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