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The Freedom of the Will - J. R. Lucas

The Freedom of the Will

Hardcover Published: 17th September 1970
ISBN: 9780198243434
Number Of Pages: 190

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The author, who pioneered this argument in 1961, here places it in the context of traditional discussions of the problem, and answers various criticisms that have been made.

Freedom and Philosophyp. 1
Responsibility and Freedomp. 4
The Common Sense Replyp. 10
Necessity and Constraintp. 14
Determinism without Tearsp. 17
Determinism and Responsibilityp. 27
Predictionp. 30
Causes and Explanationsp. 33
Regularity and Rational Explanationsp. 37
Partial and Complete Explanationsp. 44
General Arguments for and against Determinismp. 51
Types of Determinismp. 65
Logical Determinism or Fatalismp. 67
Theological Determinism: Omniscience and Foreknowledgep. 71
Psychological Determinismp. 78
Physical Determinismp. 84
Reformulation of Physical Determinismp. 90
Arguments in favour of Physical Determinismp. 96
Criticisms of Metaphysical Materialismp. 103
Quantum Mechanicsp. 107
The Presupposition of Thoughtp. 114
Self-referencep. 117
Referringp. 121
Godel Numbering and Godel's Theoremp. 124
The Application of Godel's Theoremp. 130
Objections to the Godelian Argumentp. 134
Dialogues and Intuitionsp. 139
Mathematical Theologyp. 146
Reflections on the Godelian Argumentp. 164
Consequencesp. 167
Bibliography of the Godelian Argumentp. 174
Indexp. 177
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ISBN: 9780198243434
ISBN-10: 019824343X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 17th September 1970
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.3 x 14.5  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.38