Free Will: A Very Short Introduction

Oxford University Press (2004)
Abstract
Every day we seem to make and act upon all kinds of free choices: some trivial, others so consequential that they change the course of one's life, or even the course of history. But are these choices really free, or are we compelled to act the way we do by factors beyond our control? Is the feeling that we could have made different decisions just an illusion? And if our choices are not free, is it legitimate to hold people morally responsible for their actions? Pink looks at the fundamental philosophical question of free will, Engaging in discussion of the claim: 'If our actions are causally determined by events beyond our control, that means that we can never act freely, and so can never be held responsible for our actions.
Keywords Free will and determinism
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Call number BJ1461.P54 2004
ISBN(s) 0192853589   9780192853585
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Thomas Pink (2009). Power and Moral Responsibility. Philosophical Explorations 12 (2):127 – 149.

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