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The Philosophy of Luck

ISBN: 978-1-119-03057-7
240 pages
June 2015, Wiley-Blackwell
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This is the first volume of its kind to provide a curated collection of cutting-edge scholarship on the philosophy of luck

  • Offers an in-depth examination of the concept of luck, which has often been overlooked in philosophical study
  • Includes discussions of luck from a range of philosophical perspectives, including ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, and cognitive science
  • Examines the role of luck in core philosophical problems, such as free will
  • Features work from the main philosophers writing on luck today
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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors vii

Introductory Note 1
DUNCAN PRITCHARD AND LEE JOHN WHITTINGTON

1 Luck as Risk and the Lack of Control Account of Luck 3
FERNANDO BRONCANO-BERROCAL

2 Strokes of Luck 27
E. J. COFFMAN

3 Luck Attributions and Cognitive Bias 59
STEVEN D. HALES AND JENNIFER ADRIENNE JOHNSON

4 Frankfurt in Fake Barn Country 79
NEIL LEVY

5 Luck and Free Will 93
ALFRED R. MELE

6 You Make Your Own Luck 107
RACHEL MCKINNON

7 Subject-Involving Luck 127
JOE MILBURN

8 The Modal Account of Luck 143
DUNCAN PRITCHARD

9 The Machinations of Luck 169
NICHOLAS RESCHER

10 Luck, Knowledge, and “Mere” Coincidence 177
WAYNE D. RIGGS

11 The Unbearable Uncertainty Paradox 191
SABINE ROESER

12 Getting Moral Luck Right 205
LEE JOHN WHITTINGTON

Index 219

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Author Information

Duncan Pritchard is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He works mainly in epistemology and he has written several books in this field, including Epistemological Disjunctivism (2012), The Nature and Value of Knowledge (2010), and Epistemic Luck (2005).

Lee John Whittington is a PhD Candidate in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh. His research is focused on the metaphysics of luck and its relation to moral and epistemic luck.
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