Free Will and Reactive Attitudes: Perspectives on P. F. Strawson’s “Freedom and Resentment‘

New York, NY, USA: Routledge (2006)
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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.

Author Profiles

Paul Russell
Lund University
Michael McKenna
University of Arizona

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