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The nature of free will

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posted on 28.03.2022, 20:12 authored by David Thomas Wilson
There is more than one problem of free will. Many philosophers approach the free will question seeking a foundation for systems of ethics or a justification for societal practices of praise and blame. ... Rather, I address the metaphysical question of how to accommodate free will within the natural world. I conclude that the natural world is not identical with the physical world and that it must contain entities or influences that are not physical in any current sense of that word.

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Table of Contents

Free will and nature -- Metaphysical free will -- Incompatibilism -- Causal closure of the physical domain -- Free will and physics -- Free will within nature.

Notes

Bibliography: p. 218-228

Degree Type

Thesis PhD

Degree

Thesis (PhD), Macquarie University (Division of Society, Culture, Media & Philosophy, Dept. of Philosophy)

Department, Centre or School

Department of Philosophy

Year of Award

2006

Rights

Copyright David Wilson 2006. Copyright disclaimer: http://www.copyright.mq.edu.au

Language

English

Extent

x, 228 p

Former Identifiers

mq:11 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/385