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The Significance of Free Will Paperback – October 1, 1998
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"Provides the most fully articulated, the most comprehensive, and the best case for libertarianism that has ever been devised."--Richard Double, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
"A magisterial work [that] culminates twenty-five years of thinking about the problems of free will. For those who believe both that robust free will cannot survive in a deterministic climate and that a viable free will need be scientifically respectable, Kane's work may prove salvific."--Mark Bernstein, University of Texas at San Antonio
"For more than a decade Robert Kane has vigorously defended libertarian free will in prose and print. Significance represents his definitive statement and it is a truly splendid book. Remarkably well organized and original, Significance requires rethinking standard convictions in the freedom/determinism debate about explanation, causation, responsibility, and worth. It's a must read for philosophers, psychologists, and cognitive scientists."--George Graham, University of Alabama at Birmingham
"This is, quite simply, the most thoughtful and detailed defense of libertarianism currently available." --Alfred R. Mele, Davidson College
",,,complex and carefully argued..."--Times Literary Supplement
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This is widely regarded as the definitive defense of what is called "libertarian free will," the belief that we must have some ability to "choose to do otherwise" that contravenes... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Eric M. Van
A superb case for free will, which persuasively draws on recent findings in the sciences. (For a related book, see Ilya Prigogine, "The End of Certainty. Read morePublished on June 14, 2001 by David Keppel