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DISCUSSIONS of freewill and of determinism naturally go together; these ideas seem like two sides of the same inscrutable coin. Yet when we look more closely, it emerges both that the celebrated opposition is less clear and definite than at first appears, and that there is much in the area of freewill that demands discussion and clarification in its own right. Both of these points are illustrated, in particular, by Chapters 2 and 3 of the present book. Mr. Pears, Mr. Thomson and Mrs. Warnock in their discussion of the will itself, and, again, Professor Hart in his analysis of legal responsibility, are indeed starting from notions that have frequently been invoked in the opposition of freedom to determinism, namely the notions of efforts and acts of will. Their discussions show, among other things, that these notions are complex and problematical, and at least less generally applicable than freewill theorists have hoped. Professor Hart further shows that if one tries to use, in the practical contexts of the law, the idea of an act of will or volition as a criterion of responsible action, nothing really comes of it: the supposed criterion emerges as a misleadingly positive stand-in for the variegated criteria that are actually applied in deciding that certain actions are not responsible.

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • 1 - FREEDOM AND THE WILL 1
  • 2 - WHAT IS THE WILL? 14
  • 3 - ACTS OF WILL AND LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY 38
  • 4 - DETERMINISM 48
  • 5 - ACTIONS AND EVENTS 69
  • 6 - FREEDOM AND KNOWLEDGE 80
  • 7 - POSTSCRIPT 105
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