A Brief Introduction to Some Terms and Concepts.
1. Libertarianism ((Robert Kane).
2. Compatibilism (John Martin Fischer).
3. Hard Incompatibilism (Derk Pereboom).
4. Revisionism (Manuel Vargas).
5. Response to Fischer, Pereboom, and Vargas (Robert Kane).
6. Response to Kane, Pereboom, and Vargas (John Martin Fischer).
7. Response to Kane, Fischer, and Vargas (Derk Pereboom).
8. Response to Kane, Fischer, and Pereboom (Manuel Vargas).
?Four Views on Free Will serves as an excellent introduction to many of the central issues in the contemporary free will and moral responsibility literature. It is very readable; the chapters are approachable for advanced undergraduates or graduate students, and it has a very helpful and thorough index for cross-referencing topics between the various chapters.? (Social Theory and Practice, April 2009)
?The four main essays are clearly written and argued, and the shorter articles are very useful as illustrations of how philosophers debate. Highly recommended.? (Choice Reviews)
- A balanced and enlightening account of the major positions in the free will debate
- Four serious and well-known philosophers explore the opposing viewpoints of libertarianism, compatibilism, hard incompatibilism, and revisionism
- The first half of the book contains each philosopher’s explanation of his particular view; the second half allows them to directly respond to each other’s arguments, in a lively and engaging conversation
- Offers the reader a one of a kind, interactive discussion
- Forms part of the acclaimed Great Debates in Philosophy series