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Agency and Answerability : Selected Essays - Gary Watson

Agency and Answerability

Selected Essays

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Published: 1st August 2004
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Since the 1970s Gary Watson has published a series of brilliant and highly influential essays on human action, examining such questions as: in what ways are we free and not free, rational and irrational, responsible or not for what we do? Moral philosophers and philosophers of action will welcome this collection, representing one of the most important bodies of work in the field.

Introduction I. Freedom, Will, and Agency 1: Free Agency 2: Skepticism about Weakness of Will 3: Disordered Appetites: Addiction, Compulsion, and Dependence 4: Volitional Necessities 5: The Work of the Will II. Agency and Necessity 6: Free Action and Free Will 7: Soft Libertarianism and Hard Compatibilism III. Responsibility and Answerability 8: Responsibility and the Limits of Evil: Variations on a Strawsonian Theme 9: Two Faces of Responsibility 10: Reasons and Responsibility 11: Excusing Addiction Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780199272280
ISBN-10: 019927228X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 377
Published: 1st August 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.82  x 2.18
Weight (kg): 0.48