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eBook A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will (Fundamentals of Philosophy Series) ePub
Author: Robert Kane
Language: English
ISBN: 0195149696
ISBN13: 978-0195149692
Publisher: Oxford University Press (March 24, 2005)
Pages: 208
Category: Philosophy
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 802
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ePub file: 1963 kb
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Let me warn the reader, Robert Kane's Book is "A CONTEMPORARY Introduction to Free Will", not an. .Kane is considered as one of the leading contemporary philosophers on free will and he has developed his own theory

Let me warn the reader, Robert Kane's Book is "A CONTEMPORARY Introduction to Free Will", not an Introduction to free will. The Book focuses mostly on contemporary debates whose origin usually does not go back beyond the last quarter of the twentieth century. It is the reason that Kane's book is so relevant. Kane is considered as one of the leading contemporary philosophers on free will and he has developed his own theory. Kane considers alternative possibilities as a necessary but insufficient condition of free will which requires "ultimate responsibility", i-e a moral or rational control of the subject on his action.

Series: Fundamentals of Philosophy Series. Paperback: 208 pages

Series: Fundamentals of Philosophy Series. Paperback: 208 pages. Robert Kane, one of leading libertarian philosophers of free will, lucidly and concisely introduces the reader to all positions on the debate, and, what's most important, he's foremostly fair and unobtrusive about his position. The only flaw is, in my opinion, a much too short coverage of God's foreknowledge and human free will, but it does not deter from the general impression about this great book. A recommended read for anyone interested about the question of Free Will. 4 people found this helpful.

Start by marking Contemporary Introduction to Free Will, A.Kane's book is both extremely clear on the issues surrounding free will, it is also not too technical, and it also manages to bring the reader. Fundamentals of Philosophy Series as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Kane's book is both extremely clear on the issues surrounding free will, it is also not too technical, and it also manages to bring the reader up to speed on what is a very technical, wide-ranging, and sophisticated debate.

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Автор: Kane, Robert Название: A Contemporary Introduction to Free .

After a brief introduction to the history of the problem of free will and its place in the history of philosophy, the book turns to the latest debates and theories about free will, determinism and related subjects.

The book is an ideal addition to introduction to philosophy, metaphysics, and free will courses

The book is an ideal addition to introduction to philosophy, metaphysics, and free will courses. This book, by far, stands alone as the best book to introduce this topic to the introductory philosophy student. A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will will replace all other introductions to the subject. -The Times Literary Supplement.

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Robert Hilary Kane, American philosophy educator. Recipient Quality of Life award Alliance for Mentally Illinois, Texas, 1993; Woodrow Wilson fellow Yale University and Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 1961-1964. A Contemporary Introduction to Free Will by Kane, Robert 2005. 61S0S/?tag prabook0b-20. Ethics and the Quest for Wisdom.

net rider
I bought a used copy of this book and it came within days, way before I was told it would arrive. I devoured it right away, and it exceeded my expectations. I have given free will a lot of thought through the years, but the twists and turns and alternate views the author presents expanded my mind enormously. Not only is it intriguing and thoughtful, it is as entertaining as, well, hell. I literally had trouble putting it down, like to sleep. What fun! The best chapter is 12 in which the author presents his own theory of free will, on which he does and excellent job. But all the chapters are great. Anyone who likes to think will love this book.
Netlandinhabitant
--my point of view: PhD, geology, retired teacher, 74, minor present study of philosophy; main interest--'what's this Free Will stuff?'--
I would suggest that Kane probably wrote this as a introductry college suplement to a philosophy class; as such it is very good. For the non-student, non-philosophy student it is a bit heavy in the technical terminology of philosophy; however, Kane writes well and provides enough explanation to 'slide around' some of the heavy terminology--it is still not a quick read.
For me, this provided both an introduction to technical philosophy as well as some ideas on how experts in the field approach and think about Free Will. In that sense, the book did exactly what I wanted.
Tehn
As a neurobiologist interested in the philosophy of free will I found this tremendously helpful. Kane is perhaps the world's leading exponent of libertarianism, but this book is not at all biased towards his own position. He gives an even-handed account of all the major positions with great clarity. He somehow manages to combine the precision of the analytical philosopher with the comprehensibility of the teacher.
Qucid
With a relatively minor background in philosophy and logic I was able to dive right into this book.

The author is incredibly fair when discussing compatibilism, incompatibilism, and libertarian free will. Kane gives an argument for his own position in a chapter at the end of the book. I bought this book hoping to get a fair introduction to the free will debate, and this book delivered. I didn't sense any pervading bias on the part of Kane throughout the book. As a matter of fact, I was quite surprised to discover that Kane takes a libertarian position of free will given his brutal honesty in regards to the theory when discussing it earlier on.
POFOD
This is a great book, it was exactly what i needed for my class and was very informative. Highly recommended.
fabscf
An excellent basic introduction to the contemporary Free Will debate. Robert Kane, one of leading libertarian philosophers of free will, lucidly and concisely introduces the reader to all positions on the debate, and, what's most important, he's foremostly fair and unobtrusive about his position. The only flaw is, in my opinion, a much too short coverage of God's foreknowledge and human free will, but it does not deter from the general impression about this great book. A recommended read for anyone interested about the question of Free Will.
Nuliax
It's definitely a good book and is great for philosophy, but it gets a lot of factual information wrong. Just throwing out what I'm reading now: chapter 7.1, Kane writes that the Oklahoma City Bombing occurred on April 15, 1995, but it actually occurred on April 19 (their death toll is short by about 30 too – 130 vs 168). Sinilarlsy, they said Columbine happened on April 20, 2000, but it happened on April 20, 1999. Call me nit picky, but stuff like that irritates me.
This is a very good resource for anyone looking for an overview of the issues surrounding free will. Guarantee that if you are interested in the topic and an introduction book right for your level of knowledge that you will be happy with this book.
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