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Persons and Causes : The Metaphysics of Free Will - Timothy O'Connor

Persons and Causes

The Metaphysics of Free Will

Hardcover Published: 1st April 2000
ISBN: 9780195133080
Number Of Pages: 152

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This provocative book refurbishes the traditional account of freedom of will as reasons-guided "agent" causation, situating its account within a general metaphysics. O'Connor's discussion of the general concept of causation and of ontological reductionism v. emergence will specially interest metaphysicians and philosophers of mind.

"The book is intelligent throughout. O'Connor is unafraid to defend an unfashionable view, and to do so in a bold and imaginative way."--John Martin Fischer, MIND

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Freedom and Determinismp. 3
Freedom and Indeterminism: Some Unsatisfactory Proposalsp. 23
the Agent as Cause: Reid, Taylor, and Chisholmp. 43
The Metaphysics of Free Willp. 67
Reasons and Causesp. 85
Agency, Mind, and Reductionismp. 108
Referencesp. 127
Indexp. 133
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ISBN: 9780195133080
ISBN-10: 0195133080
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 1st April 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.2  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.44