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Puzzles for the Will.

By: Series: Toronto Studies in PhilosophyPublisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1998Copyright date: ©1998Description: 1 online resource (227 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9781442678927
Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Puzzles for the WillDDC classification:
  • 123
LOC classification:
  • BJ1461.S634 1998
Online resources:
Contents:
Intro -- CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- 1 LOGICAL FATALISMS -- Che Sarà Sarà, minimal 'naive' fatalism -- An Idle Argument, 'It makes no difference what we do' -- Appendix: Other Fatalisms -- 2 PREDICTED CHOICES -- First Day -- Newcomb's Problem -- Appointments with Death -- Second Day -- Discussion of The Samarra Problem -- Newcomb's Problem -- beyond predictions -- caused choices -- Appendix -- John O'Hara and The Appointment -- Oedipus Rex and another appointment -- 3 FREE WILL AND VARIETIES OF DETERMINISM -- Forms of Determinism -- causal -- block-universe -- Choices, Actions, and Free Will -- Modes of Determinism -- necessary -- fixed-laws -- fixed-past -- Compatibilities and Incompatibilities -- with ancient causes -- without ancient causes -- with malleable pasts -- with miracles -- 4 NEWCOMB DĒNŬŌ, OMNISCIENCE, AND 'CHOICELESS FREEDOM' -- Newcomb's Problem and Rational Choice -- Divine Omniscience and the Past -- Fischer's Semi-Compatibilism -- Appendix: Three Arguments from Fischer for the Incompatibility of Determinism and Freedom of Choice -- LOOKING BACK -- REFERENCES -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- Z.
Summary: Issues of free will and determinism, with their far-reaching practical implications, hold a central place in the history of philosophy. In this book Jordan Howard Sobel looks at the many and varied approaches to this complex problem.
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Intro -- CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- 1 LOGICAL FATALISMS -- Che Sarà Sarà, minimal 'naive' fatalism -- An Idle Argument, 'It makes no difference what we do' -- Appendix: Other Fatalisms -- 2 PREDICTED CHOICES -- First Day -- Newcomb's Problem -- Appointments with Death -- Second Day -- Discussion of The Samarra Problem -- Newcomb's Problem -- beyond predictions -- caused choices -- Appendix -- John O'Hara and The Appointment -- Oedipus Rex and another appointment -- 3 FREE WILL AND VARIETIES OF DETERMINISM -- Forms of Determinism -- causal -- block-universe -- Choices, Actions, and Free Will -- Modes of Determinism -- necessary -- fixed-laws -- fixed-past -- Compatibilities and Incompatibilities -- with ancient causes -- without ancient causes -- with malleable pasts -- with miracles -- 4 NEWCOMB DĒNŬŌ, OMNISCIENCE, AND 'CHOICELESS FREEDOM' -- Newcomb's Problem and Rational Choice -- Divine Omniscience and the Past -- Fischer's Semi-Compatibilism -- Appendix: Three Arguments from Fischer for the Incompatibility of Determinism and Freedom of Choice -- LOOKING BACK -- REFERENCES -- INDEX -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- Z.

Issues of free will and determinism, with their far-reaching practical implications, hold a central place in the history of philosophy. In this book Jordan Howard Sobel looks at the many and varied approaches to this complex problem.

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