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Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy

Freedom and Value

Freedom’s Influence on Welfare and Worldly Value

Authors: Haji, Ishtiyaque

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  • Examines free will’s relevance to personal well-being
  • Examines free will’s relevance to the intrinsic value of possible worlds
  • Uncovers conceptual links between authentic springs of action and moral obligation
  • Argues that living without free will has hitherto unappreciated axiological costs
  • Develops freedom-sensitive versions of hedonism
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Freedom of the sort implicated in acting freely or with free will is important to the truth of different sorts of moral judgment, such as judgments of moral responsibility and those of moral obligation. Little thought, however, has been invested into whether appraisals of good or evil presuppose free will. This important topic has not commanded the attention it deserves owing to what is perhaps a prevalent assumption that freedom leaves judgments concerning good and evil largely unaffected. The central aim of this book is to dispute this assumption by arguing for the relevance of free will to the truth of two sorts of such judgment: welfare-ranking judgments or judgments of personal well-being (when is one's life intrinsically good for the one who lives it?), and world-ranking judgments (when is a possible world intrinsically better than another?). The book also examines free will’s impact on the truth of such judgments for central issues in moral obligation and in the free will debate. This book should be of interest to those working on intrinsic value, personal well-being, moral obligation, and free will.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Freedom and Value
Book Subtitle
Freedom’s Influence on Welfare and Worldly Value
Authors
Series Title
Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy
Series Volume
21
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-9077-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-9077-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-9076-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8063-9
Series ISSN
1387-6678
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 204
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