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by John Martin Fischer,Robert Kane,Derk Pereboom


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It helped me to define my beliefs. Additionally, it gave me argumentative strength in debates with my philosophy professor. Particularly, the book was crucial in my defending an opposing view to that of my professor who tried to convince the whole class an entire semester that free will did not exist. Download (pdf, . 5 Mb) Donate Read. Epub FB2 mobi txt RTF.

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Derk Pereboom is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Vermont, where he has been since 1985. He will join the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University in 2007

Derk Pereboom is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Vermont, where he has been since 1985. He will join the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University in 2007. His book, Living Without Free Will (Cambridge University Press) appeared in 2001, and he has published articles on free will, philosophy of mind, history of modern philosophy, and philosophy of religion. Manuel Vargas is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of San Francisco.

by John Martin Fischer (Author), Robert Kane (Author) . Original and compelling, Four Views on Free Will offers a balanced and enlightening discussion on all of the critical concepts and conflicts in the free will debate.

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Derk Pereboom - 2009 - Philosophical Studies 144 (1):21 - 33. Four Views on Free Will. Scott MacDonald, John Martin Fischer, Carl Ginet, Joseph Margolis, Mark Case, Elie Noujain, Robert Kane & Derk Pereboom - 2000 - The Journal of Ethics 4 (4):408 - 417. By John Martin Fischer, Robert Kane, Derk Pereboom, and Manuel Vargas. Hugo Meynell - 2011 - Heythrop Journal 52 (2):342-343. Response to Kane, Fischer, and Vargas. Derk Pereboom - 2007 - In John Martin Fischer (e., Four Views on Free Will. Anthony Dardis - 2009 - Metaphilosophy 40 (1):147-153.

Four Views on Free Will. John Martin Fischer, Robert Kane, Derk Pereboom, and. Manuel Vargas.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. 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.

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In this paper I offer from a source compatibilist’s perspective a critical discussion of Four Views on Free Willby John Martin Fischer, Robert Kane, Derk Pereboom, and Manuel Vargas. Fischer, J. M. (2004). Responsibility and manipulation. The Journal of Ethics, 8, 145–177. CrossRefGoogle Scholar. Kane, . Pereboom, . & Vargas, M. (2007). Malden, MA: Blackwell. & Ravizza, M. (1998).

Focusing on the concepts and interactions of free will, moralresponsibility, and determinism, this text represents the mostup-to-date account of the four major positions in the free willdebate. Four serious and well-known philosophers explore the opposingviewpoints of libertarianism, compatibilism, hard incompatibilism,and revisionismThe first half of the book contains each philosopher’sexplanation of his particular view; the second half allows them todirectly respond to each other’s arguments, in a lively andengaging conversationOffers the reader a one of a kind, interactive discussionForms part of the acclaimed Great Debates in Philosophyseries

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This slim volume serves as a fantastic introduction to the problems in philosophy on the subject of free will. What is unique about this book is that it gives equal weight to four different theories: libertarianism, compatibilism, incompatibilism, and revisionism. These are hardly the only four theories out there, but they are definitely the most important and the most seriously considered options.

After the four theorists are done laying out their case for their preferred view, there are chapters where each philosopher responds to the claims the others have made. This structure is important because it enables the reader to understand why a philosopher might believe a certain view without the reader himself believing it. This knowledgeable stance is vital to communicating the problems of moral responsibility and free will in an academic setting.
Saithi
Each of the four essays primary essays in this book provide very clear and concise introductions to their respective views of free will. The essays are written so as to be quite approachable to those who are not well-steeped in the contemporary free will debates; and it is also quite useful for those who do study free will, in that it provides a cursory overview of the key points of each view. This book would be perfect for an upper-division Metaphysics course, which covers free will and moral responsibility. Highly recommended.
Opimath
There are fascinating philosophical views and counter views, ontological arguments, and analogies given by some really gifted minds. This book is a solid read and greatly engaging. At times it gets lost in it weeds when presenting compatibilism and its subgroups but there is also a huge lack of Scriptural reference and interaction. I would recommend this book only after reading Crosspoints (Zondervan) book on Divine Providence.
Vizil
This book is a fabulous intro to the topic of free will. It shouldn't be too difficult a read for most and gives a great overview of the arguments for each position. Also, it introduces many of the same ideas that a basic intro book would, but in the context of argument, which can make it more interesting for those more well versed in philosophy.
Watikalate
One of my favorite books.
It helped me to define my beliefs.
Additionally, it gave me argumentative strength in debates with my philosophy professor.
Particularly, the book was crucial in my defending an opposing view to that of my professor who tried to convince the whole class an entire semester that free will did not exist.
Gravelblade
Great introduction by four of the top philosophers working on free will. Although it would probably help to have an introductory philosophy class under your belt, the authors do a wonderful job of explaining their views in a jargon-free and accessible way. Each participant explores what they take to be the main source of conflict in the free will debate, then go on to explain why their particular view is the most plausible.

I would recommend Robert Kane's "A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will" first to get a solid introduction to the debate, then dive into this book.
xander
I agree with all the comments regarding this book. It is a great door to enter through when beginning one's journey into the understanding of the debate on freewill.

However, in my opinion, the most important view is by Professor Vargas, whom Amazon does not list as an author. He is the author of the section on revisionism, and has an entirely fresh take on moral responsibility.

5 stars.
David Bohm in his "Causality and Chance in Modern Physics" indicated a fifth view of free will, and it is simply expressed:

The Laws of Physics, such as gravity or the Laws of Dynamics, provide physical perameters in which free will operates ACCORDING TO ITS OWN LAWS.

He gives this example:

"If we wish to fly, what we must do is to have a deeper and more accurate conception of the laws of Dynamics; and on the basis of this construct suitable devices such as aeroplanes, dirigibles, rockets, etc.

"Thus, in the last analysis, the laws of nature do not depend on how we think about,or on WHAT WE CHOOSE TO DO, but our actions must be guided by correct conceptions of these laws if they are to lead to the resulys that we aim for."

The other four views seem to be without demonstrations ad experimentum, and appear to be the mere juggling of concepts without any experimental foundation, and are not science but philosophical theory.

Father Clifford Stevens
Boys Town, Nebraska
Four Views on Free Will download epub
Humanities
Author: John Martin Fischer,Robert Kane,Derk Pereboom
ISBN: 1405134860
Category: Other
Subcategory: Humanities
Language: English
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (September 11, 2007)
Pages: 240 pages