Explaining Free Will

Chesham, UK: C. M. Elstob. Printed and distributed by Amazon (2018)
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A new approach using independence indeterminism, a novel naturalistic metaphysics for an open creative universe. The problem of free will - what exactly it is, whether it is required for us to be morally responsible for our actions, and whether any natural being can possibly possess it - has remained unresolved for over 2000 years. Now, starting from the very widely held belief that most change takes place in a way that is independent of how most other change is taking place, this book builds an argument - and a novel metaphysical view dubbed "independence indeterminism" - that rapidly leads not only to a paradigm-changing way of viewing existence, but also to a new way of explaining our possession of free will. This carefully and fully argued book will be of interest to a wide readership not only because of its focus on free will but also because independence indeterminism helps resolve other long-standing issues, including why the mind is not wholly reducible to causally determined processes occurring in the brain.
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