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The Resource Freedom regained : the possibility of free will, Julian Baggini

Freedom regained : the possibility of free will, Julian Baggini

Label
Freedom regained : the possibility of free will
Title
Freedom regained
Title remainder
the possibility of free will
Statement of responsibility
Julian Baggini
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"It's a question that has puzzled philosophers and theologians for centuries and is at the heart of numerous political, social, and personal concerns: Do we have free will? In this cogent and compelling book, Julian Baggini explores the concept of free will from every angle, blending philosophy, sociology, and cognitive science to find rich new insights on the intractable questions that have plagued us. Are we products of our culture, or free agents within it? Are our neural pathways fixed early on by a mixture of nature and nurture, or is the possibility of comprehensive, intentional psychological change always open to us? And what, exactly, are we talking about when we talk about freedom anyway? Freedom Regained brings the issues raised by the possibilities--and denials--of free will to thought-provoking life, drawing on scientific research and fascinating encounters with everyone from artists to prisoners to dissidents. He looks at what it means for us to be material beings in a universe of natural laws. He asks if there is any difference between ourselves and the brains from which we seem never able to escape. He throws down the wildcards and plays them to the fullest: What about art? What about addiction? What about twins? And he asks, of course, what this all means for politics. Ultimately, Baggini challenges those who think free will is an illusion. Moving from doubt to optimism to a hedged acceptance of free will, he ultimately lands on a satisfying conclusion: it is something we earn. The result is a highly engaging, new, and more positive understanding of our sense of personal freedom, a freedom that is definitely worth having."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Dewey number
123/.5
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1461
LC item number
.B24 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Freedom regained : the possibility of free will, Julian Baggini
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Freedom under threat -- The demon -- Freedom lost -- The neuroscientist -- The geneticist -- Freedom regained -- The artist -- The dissident -- Freedom diminished -- The psychopath -- The addict -- Freedom earned -- The philosopher -- The waiter
Control code
ocn904756037
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780226319896
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015008532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)904756037
Label
Freedom regained : the possibility of free will, Julian Baggini
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Freedom under threat -- The demon -- Freedom lost -- The neuroscientist -- The geneticist -- Freedom regained -- The artist -- The dissident -- Freedom diminished -- The psychopath -- The addict -- Freedom earned -- The philosopher -- The waiter
Control code
ocn904756037
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
239 pages
Isbn
9780226319896
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2015008532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)904756037

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