Freedom from Necessity: The Metaphysical Basis of Responsibility

1st Edition

Bernard Berofsky

Routledge
December 15, 2018 Forthcoming
Reference - 242 Pages
ISBN 9781138704862 - CAT# Y323944
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Free Will and Determinism

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Summary

This book, first published in 1987, is about the classic free will problem, construed in terms of the implications of moral responsibility. The principal thesis is that the core issue is metaphysical: can scientific laws postulate objectively necessary connections between an action and its causal antecedents? The author concludes they cannot, and that, therefore, free will and determinism can be reconciled.

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