Thomas Reid on Freedom and Morality

Thomas Reid on Freedom and Morality

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In this succinct and well-written book, one of our most eminent philosophers provides a fresh reading of the view of freedom and morality developed by Thomas Reid (1710-1796). Although contemporary theorists have written extensively about the Scottish philosopher's contributions to the theory of knowledge, this is the first book-length study of his contributions to the controversy over freedom and morality.In most cases, when an action that is in our power is proposed to us, we are not free whether to will or not will. ... Moreover, if we treat the act of will as itself an action and ask whether it is free in Lockea#39;s sense, the act of will turns out to be free only if it is preceded by another act of will, and so on ad ... Essay, book 2, chap.

Title:Thomas Reid on Freedom and Morality
Author: William L. Rowe
Publisher:Cornell University Press - 1991

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