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Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility Gregg D. Caruso

Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Gregg D. Caruso

Published August 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781299688520
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334 pages
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Exploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility explores the philosophical and scientific arguments for free will skepticism and their implications. Skepticism about free will and moral responsibility has been on the rise in recentMoreExploring the Illusion of Free Will and Moral Responsibility explores the philosophical and scientific arguments for free will skepticism and their implications. Skepticism about free will and moral responsibility has been on the rise in recent years. In fact, a significant number of philosophers, psychologists, and neuroscientists now either doubt or outright deny the existence of free will and/or moral responsibility--and the list of prominent skeptics appears to grow by the day. Given the profound importance that the concepts of free will and moral responsibility play in our lives--in understanding ourselves, society, and the law--it is important that we explore what is behind this new wave of skepticism. It is also important that we explore the potential consequences of skepticism for ourselves and society. This collection of new essays brings together an internationally recognized line-up of contributors, most of whom hold skeptical positions of some sort, to display and explore the leading arguments for free will skepticism and to debate their implications.