Historical-Analytical Studies on Nature, Mind and Action

Free Will & Action

Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Editors: Grgić, Filip, Pećnjak, Davor (Eds.)

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  • Addresses the problem of free will from various perspectives
  • Combines historical and problem-centered approaches
  • Demonstrates the need for an approach that recognizes the multifaceted nature of free will
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This book consists of eleven new essays that provide new insights into classical and contemporary issues surrounding free will and human agency. They investigate topics such as the nature of practical knowledge and its role in intentional action; mental content and explanations of action; recent arguments for libertarianism; the situationist challenge to free will; freedom and a theory of narrative configuration; the moral responsibility of the psychopath; and free will and the indeterminism of quantum mechanics. Also tackling some historical precursors of contemporary debates, taken together these essays demonstrate the need for an approach that recognizes the multifaceted nature of free will. This book provides essential reading for anyone interested in the current scholarship on free will.

About the authors

Filip Grgić (PhD, University of Zagreb) is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb and is currently serving as its Director. His main interests are in ancient philosophy and metaphysics.

Davor Pećnjak (PhD, University of Zagreb) is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb. His area of interest includes the problem of free will, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of religion.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Free Will & Action
Book Subtitle
Historical and Contemporary Perspectives
Editors
  • Filip Grgić
  • Davor Pećnjak
Series Title
Historical-Analytical Studies on Nature, Mind and Action
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-99295-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-99295-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-99294-5
Series ISSN
2509-4793
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 154
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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