Free will and reactive attitudes: Perspectives on P.F. Strawson's "freedom and resentment"

Michael McKenna, Paul Russell

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Abstract

The philosophical debate about free will and responsibility has been of great importance throughout the history of philosophy. In modern times this debate has received an enormous resurgence of interest and the contribution in 1962 by P.F. Strawson with the publication of his essay "Freedom and Resentment" has generated a wide range of discussion and criticism in the philosophical community and beyond. The debate is of central importance to recent developments in the free will literature and has shaped the way contemporary philosophers now approach the problem. This volume brings together a focused selection of the major contributions and reactions to the free will and responsibility debate inspired by Strawson's contribution. McKenna and Russell also provide a comprehensive overview of the debate. This book will be of great value to scholars of Strawson and those interested in the free will debate more generally.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFree Will and Reactive Attitudes
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives on P.F. Strawson's 'Freedom and Resentment'
PublisherAshgate Publishing Ltd
Pages1-328
Number of pages328
ISBN (Print)9780754640592
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

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    McKenna, M., & Russell, P. (2008). Free will and reactive attitudes: Perspectives on P.F. Strawson's "freedom and resentment". In Free Will and Reactive Attitudes: Perspectives on P.F. Strawson's 'Freedom and Resentment' (pp. 1-328). Ashgate Publishing Ltd.