Freewill and determinism; a study of rival conceptions of man, by R.L. Franklin.


New York, Humanities Press [1968] .

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Subjects Free will and determinism.
Libre arbitre et deĢterminisme.
Series International library of philosophy and scientific method.
Description x, 346, 11 pages 23 cm.
Copyright Date [1968]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Contents CHAPTER I. The problem -- CHAPTER II. Freedom and indeterminism -- Indeterminism -- Determinism and causation -- Freewill, fact and tautology -- Some aspects of "freedom" -- CHAPTER III. The nature of the debate -- Introduction -- Libertarianism and "what we think" -- Basic presuppositions -- A comment on determinism -- "Natural" viewpoints -- Conclusion -- CHAPTER IV. The scope of libertarianism -- The natural and the common view -- Indeterminism and self-determinism in the common view -- The selective directing of attention -- Indeterminism as the selective directing of attention -- CHAPTER V. Freewill and philosophy of mind -- Introduction -- Choice and action -- Some teleological concepts -- Some concluding comments -- CHAPTER VI. The re-emergence of the problem -- Critique of some traditional positions -- The efficacy of reason -- Parallel descriptions -- Correlating movements and actions -- Some uses of "can" -- "Could have" and determinism -- CHAPTER VII. Predictability -- Introduction -- Some scientific and conceptual limits to predictability -- Observers and agents Predictability and freedom -- Predictability and the selective directing of attention.
CHAPTER VIII. Moral philosophy and moral problems -- Moral philosophy and morality -- Our ordinary and our best judgments -- CHAPTER IX. Desert and efficacy -- Introduction -- Praise, blame and desert -- Desert and intention -- Blame as punishment -- Desert and utility: a reformulation -- A further reformulation -- Desert, intention, consequence -- Assessment and conclusion -- CHAPTER X. Excuses -- Introduction -- Responsibility as a defeasible concept -- The basis of exculpation -- Responsibility -- The nature of morality -- CHAPTER XI. Determinism and phenomenology -- The demand for a sufficient reason -- Overt and covert forces -- Casuistry and verdicts -- The partial efficacy of reason -- CHAPTER XII. Theoretical and practical explanations -- Introduction -- Theoretical explanation -- Practical explanation: logical completeness -- Practical explanation: universalisability -- Practical explanation and justification -- Practical, theoretical and personal explanation -- Applications to the problem -- CHAPTER XIII. Determinism, science, and morality -- Determinism and empirical discovery -- Libertarian objections -- The issue emerging -- Determinism and scientific progress -- Determinist moralities -- CHAPTER XIV. Conclusion -- Where thought must stop -- Metaphysical explanation -- Libertarianism, determinism and ultimacy -- The natural and the common view -- Assessment of the issues -- Dialogue in philosophy -- Appendices -- I. Moral libertarianism -- II. "Could have done otherwise" -- Index.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm00021400
(OCoLC)21400
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WorldCat Identities Franklin, R. L. 1925-
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