"I enjoyed this book...Smilansky shows a remarkable breadth of learning and an admirable ability to address what needs addressing without engaging in make-work projects. The second half of the book, devoted to Illusionism, is interesting reading."--Richard Double, Mind
"We should recognise the interest and power of Smilansky's project (and achievement)...integrating the concern with the possibility of (genuine) agency into the concerns of applied philosophy."--Graham McFee, Res Publica
"Saul Smilansky's Free Will and Illusion
is a large, ambitious, and thoughtful book which takes the debate in new directions, while also illuminating more traditional puzzles ...Smilansky devotes considerable space to a subtle and thorough exploration of the role of illusion in our views about free will...A distinctive and helpful feature of Smilansky's approach is to widen the scope of free will to include issues in 'distributive' as well as 'retributive' justice."--John Martin Fischer, Times Literary Supplement
"[A] complex and subtle new work, an original and challenging book which anyone interested in the free will problem will wish to read."--James Lenman, Iyyun
About the Author
Saul Smilansky is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Haifa, Israel.