The Nonsense of Free Will: Facing Up to a False Belief Richard Oerton

ISBN: 9781780882871

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The Nonsense of Free Will: Facing Up to a False Belief  by  Richard Oerton

The Nonsense of Free Will: Facing Up to a False Belief by Richard Oerton
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Did Myra Hindley deserve to be punished? Does any criminal? Is belief in free will an essential foundation for morality, or an excuse for unwarranted cruelty? Is free will a myth and, if so, can we let go of it? In this entertaining, accessible butMoreDid Myra Hindley deserve to be punished? Does any criminal?

Is belief in free will an essential foundation for morality, or an excuse for unwarranted cruelty? Is free will a myth and, if so, can we let go of it? In this entertaining, accessible but deeply serious book, the author brings a refreshingly original approach to the age-old conflict between free will and determinism and comes down firmly against free will.

But what does free will mean? And if we rejected it, what would the consequences be? The author, a lawyer who has worked both on law reform at the Law Commission and in private practice, and has written legal and other books and articles, has turned to a subject which has interested him for over half a century. He strongly believes that it does not belong exclusively to philosophers. These questions should be of concern to everyone - and no one who is willing to look at them objectively should be afraid to judge for themselves and reach their own conclusions.



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