Humean Libertarianism - Backmann, Marius
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What does it mean for an agent to be free? Is determinism true? What are laws of nature? This book deals with the interconnections between these questions. Backmann argues for the view that libertarianism can be reconciled with determinism. In order to reach this goal, libertarianism classically defined as an incompatibilist theory of free will is defined as the thesis that at the time of decision, the agent must be able to choose between alternative courses of action. Backmann claims that this notion of libertarianism can be reconciled with determinism provided that determinism is understood…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
What does it mean for an agent to be free? Is determinism true? What are laws of nature? This book deals with the interconnections between these questions. Backmann argues for the view that libertarianism can be reconciled with determinism. In order to reach this goal, libertarianism classically defined as an incompatibilist theory of free will is defined as the thesis that at the time of decision, the agent must be able to choose between alternative courses of action. Backmann claims that this notion of libertarianism can be reconciled with determinism provided that determinism is understood in a Humean fashion, i.e. backed by a Humean theory of laws of nature. The resulting view Humean Libertarianism is an intermediate position between classical compatibilism and incompatibilism.

  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: De Gruyter
  • Seitenzahl: 251
  • Erscheinungstermin: 11. Februar 2013
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 216mm x 153mm x 19mm
  • Gewicht: 432g
  • ISBN-13: 9783110320503
  • ISBN-10: 3110320509
  • Artikelnr.: 38076255
Autorenporträt
Marius Backmann, University of Münster, Germany.