Author : Joel Feinberg
Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN : 0534625576
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The Twelfth Edition of this best-selling, topically organized anthology provides a superb balance of historical selections and recent material. This new edition features more readings than ever before--79 total--all, where necessary, in the finest translations available. The readings complement each other and naturally build on the topic being covered. Clear, concise introductions to each Part provide just enough guidance to let students learn from experiencing the readings themselves. The text's long-heralded selection of readings covers topics such as reason and religious belief, human knowledge, mind and its place in nature, determinism, free will and responsibility, and morality and its critics in five parts with careful attention to opposing points of view.

Author : Joel Feinberg
Genre : Philosophy
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ISBN : 0534274943
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Author : Bertrand Russell
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ISBN : BNC:1001927189
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Author : Hilary Bok
Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : Princeton University Press
ISBN : 9781400822737
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Can we reconcile the idea that we are free and responsible agents with the idea that what we do is determined according to natural laws? For centuries, philosophers have tried in different ways to show that we can. Hilary Bok takes a fresh approach here, as she seeks to show that the two ideas are compatible by drawing on the distinction between practical and theoretical reasoning. Bok argues that when we engage in practical reasoning--the kind that involves asking "what should I do?" and sifting through alternatives to find the most justifiable course of action--we have reason to hold ourselves responsible for what we do. But when we engage in theoretical reasoning--searching for causal explanations of events--we have no reason to apply concepts like freedom and responsibility. Bok contends that libertarians' arguments against "compatibilist" justifications of moral responsibility fail because they describe human actions only from the standpoint of theoretical reasoning. To establish this claim, she examines which conceptions of freedom of the will and moral responsibility are relevant to practical reasoning and shows that these conceptions are not vulnerable to many objections that libertarians have directed against compatibilists. Bok concludes that the truth or falsity of the claim that we are free and responsible agents in the sense those conceptions spell out is ultimately independent of deterministic accounts of the causes of human actions. Clearly written and powerfully argued, Freedom and Responsibility is a major addition to current debate about some of philosophy's oldest and deepest questions.

Author : Joseph Raz
Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 9780199693818
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What are our duties or rights? How should we act? What are we responsible for? Joseph Raz examines the philosophical issues underlying these everyday questions. He explores the nature of normativity--the reasoning behind certain beliefs and emotions about how we should behave--and offers a novel account of responsibility.

Author : Ralph Hancock
Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN : 9781442207394
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In The Responsibility of Reason, Ralph C. Hancock undertakes no less than to answer the Heideggerian challenge. Offering trenchant and original interpretations of Aristotle, Heidegger, Strauss, and Alexis de Tocqueville, he argues that Tocqueville saw the essential more clearly than apparently deeper philosophers. Hancock addresses political theorists on the question of the grounding of liberalism, and, at the same time, philosophers on the most basic questions of the meaning and limits of reason. Moreover, he shows how these questions are for us inseparable.

Author : Michael McKenna
Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : OUP USA
ISBN : 9780199740031
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This book builds upon the work of English philosopher P.F. Strawson, suggesting that moral responsibility is interpersonal and can be explained on analogy with a conversation: the relationship between a responsible agent and those holding him or her responsible is akin to the relationship between a speaker and his or her audience.

Author : Mark Alznauer
Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
ISBN : 9781107078123
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The first book-length treatment of a central concept in Hegel's practical philosophy - the theory of responsibility. This theory is both original and radical in its emphasis on the role and importance of social and historical conditions as a context for our actions.

Author : Gary Watson
Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN : 9780199272273
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Charting the progress of Watson's thought over three decades, this collection of essays on human action examines such questions as: in what ways are we free and not free, rational and irrational, responsible or not for what we do?.

Author : Joel Feinberg
Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN : 0495094927
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Contains readings that cover centuries of thought and wisdom. This book includes various issues in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, and ethics.