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Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility

by Gregg D. Caruso Editor · Susan Blackmore Contributor

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Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility investigates the philosophical and scientific arguments for free will skepticism and their implications. Skepticism about free will and moral responsibility has been on the rise in recent years. In fact, a significant number of philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists now either doubt or outright deny the existence of free will and/or moral responsibility—and the list of prominent skeptics appears to grow by the day. Given the profound importance that the concepts of free will and moral responsibility hold in our lives—in understanding ourselves, society, and the law—it is important that we explore what is behind this new wave of skepticism. It is also important that we explore the potential consequences of skepticism for ourselves and society. Edited by Gregg D. Caruso, this collection of new essays brings together an internationally recognized line-up of contributors, most of whom hold skeptical positions of some sort, to display and explore the leading arguments for free will skepticism and to debate their implications.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication Date:
2013

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Gregg D. Caruso (Editor)

Gregg D. Caruso is associate professor of philosophy and chair of the humanities department at Corning Community College, SUNY. He is author of Free Will and Consciousness: A Determinist Account of the Illusion of Free Will (Lexington Books, 2012).

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Creators

Contributor :
Ted Honderich
Contributor :
Derk Pereboom
Contributor :
Manuel Vargas
Contributor :
Mark Hallett
Contributor :
Saul Smilansky
Contributor :
Susan Blackmore
Contributor :
Neil Levy
Contributor :
Bruce Waller
Contributor :
Galen Strawson
Contributor :
Michael Pauen
Editor :
Gregg D. Caruso
Contributor :
Susan Pockett
Contributor :
Thomas W. Clark
Contributor :
John-Dylan Haynes
Contributor :
Thomas Nadelhoffer
Contributor :
Shaun Nichols
Contributor :
Maureen Sie
Contributor :
Daniela Goya Tocchetto
Contributor :
Benjamin Vilhauer
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