Introduction: Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility

In Gregg D. Caruso (ed.), Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility. Lexington Books (2013)

Gregg D. Caruso
Corning Community College
This introductory chapter discusses the philosophical and scientific arguments for free will skepticism and their implications--including the debate between Saul Smilansky's "illusionism," Thomas Nadelhoffer's "disillusionism," Shaun Nichols' "anti-revolution," and the "optimistic skepticism" of Derk Pereboom, Bruce Waller, Tamler Sommers, and others.
Keywords free will skepticism  free will  moral responsibility  illusionism  disillusionism  optimistic skepticism  consciousness
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