The Resource Making sense of your freedom : philosophy for the perplexed, James W. Felt

Making sense of your freedom : philosophy for the perplexed, James W. Felt

Label
Making sense of your freedom : philosophy for the perplexed
Title
Making sense of your freedom
Title remainder
philosophy for the perplexed
Statement of responsibility
James W. Felt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Written for general readers and students, this book provides an accessible and brief metaphysical defense of freedom. James W. Felt, S.J., invites his audience to consider that we are responsible for what we do precisely because we do it freely. His perspective runs counter to the philosophers who argue that the freedom humans feel in their actions is merely an illusion. Felt argues in detail that there are no compelling reasons for thinking we are not free, and very strong ones for thinking that we are. The view that Felt develops parallels that of the French philosopher Henri Bergson (1859-1941). In the course of his analysis, Felt considers determinism, compatibilism, agency, and the problem of evil. Featuring an updated list of suggested readings, this clearly and engagingly written introductory work is ideal for the undergraduate classroom."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
123/.5
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1460
LC item number
.F45 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Making sense of your freedom : philosophy for the perplexed, James W. Felt
Publication
Note
Originally published: Ithaca [N.Y.] : Cornell University Press, 1994
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
1. A first look at freedom -- 2. Why freedom seems impossible -- 3. Is compatibilism believable? -- 4. Why the case for determinism fails -- 5. Fatalism, and truth about the future -- 6. Two faces of time -- 7. Causality, time, and agency -- 8. Becoming, freedom, and the problem of evil -- 9. Your freedom and you
Control code
000026400297
Extent
p. cm
Isbn
9780268028770
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004026940
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.b21231692
System control number
  • 26400297rm
  • (OCoLC)57001678

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