Elbow Room

Elbow Room

The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting

Book - 2015
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In his 984 work on free will, Daniel Dennett makes a case for compatibilism. His aim, as he writes in the preface to this new edition, was a cleanup job, 'saving everything that mattered about the everyday concept of free will, while jettisoning the impediments.' In Elbow Room, Dennett argues that the varieties of free will worth wanting --those that underwrite moral and artistic responsibility--are not threatened by advances in science but distinguished, explained, and justified in detail.
Publisher: Cambridge, MA ; London, England : MIT Press, 2015
Edition: New edition
ISBN: 9780262527798
0262527790
Characteristics: xiv, 227 pages ; 23 cm

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