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Free will and action explanation : a non-causal, compatibilist account, Scott Sehon

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Free will and action explanation : a non-causal, compatibilist account
Title
Free will and action explanation
Title remainder
a non-causal, compatibilist account
Statement of responsibility
Scott Sehon
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Language
eng
Summary
Do we have free will and moral responsibility? Is free will compatible with determinism? Scott Sehon argues that we can make progress on these questions by focusing on an underlying issue: the nature of action explanation. Part I of the book proposes and defends a non-causal account of action and agency, according to which reason explanation of human behavior is irreducibly teleological rather than causal. Part II applies the teleological account of action to free will and responsibility, arguing that the free actions-the ones for which we are directly responsible. It is then argued that this non-causal account of action undermines the appeal of incompatibilist arguments, arguments attempting to show that free will is not compatible with determinism. Beyond this, Sehon argues that the non-causal compatibilist account works well in practice: it is in accord with our clear intuitions about cases, and it both explains and provides guidance in the cases where our intuitions are murkier
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
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Sehon, Scott Robert
Dewey number
190
Index
index present
LC call number
  • BF621
  • BJ1461
  • B790-5739
LC item number
  • .S44 2016
  • .S44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Free will and determinism
  • Explanation
  • Act (Philosophy)
  • Act (Philosophy)
  • Explanation
  • Free will and determinism
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Free will and action explanation : a non-causal, compatibilist account, Scott Sehon
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference (pages [225]-233) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments. Introduction: what's at stake in the free will debate? Part 1 The teleological account of action : Teleology and interpretation -- Rationalizability and irrationality -- Other objections to the teleological account -- Rationalizing principles and causal explanation -- Deviant causal chains -- The commitments of common-sense psychology. Part 2 The teleological account of free will and responsibility : Application to free will: non-causal compatibilism -- Irrational actions and freedom -- Extraordinary cases -- How the teleological account undermines arguments for incompatibilism -- Epistemic problems for other accounts of free will -- Concluding thoughts. References -- Index
Control code
927445709
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780198758495
Lccn
2015956477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)927445709
Label
Free will and action explanation : a non-causal, compatibilist account, Scott Sehon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference (pages [225]-233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acknowledgments. Introduction: what's at stake in the free will debate? Part 1 The teleological account of action : Teleology and interpretation -- Rationalizability and irrationality -- Other objections to the teleological account -- Rationalizing principles and causal explanation -- Deviant causal chains -- The commitments of common-sense psychology. Part 2 The teleological account of free will and responsibility : Application to free will: non-causal compatibilism -- Irrational actions and freedom -- Extraordinary cases -- How the teleological account undermines arguments for incompatibilism -- Epistemic problems for other accounts of free will -- Concluding thoughts. References -- Index
Control code
927445709
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 239 pages
Isbn
9780198758495
Lccn
2015956477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)927445709

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