Will and world : a study in metaphysics

N.M.L. Nathan

Beneath metaphysical problems there often lies a conflict between what we want to be true and what we believe to be true. Dr Nathan shows how these conflicts can be systematically thought through, and proposes their resolution as a general philospohical objective. he then studies in detail a set of interrelated oppositions about the freedom and the reality of the will. He shows how difficult it is to find a freedom either of decision or of action which is both an object of reflective desire and an object of rational dis belief. He also examines conflicts about volition as such, contending that the veridicality of volitional experience is no less easy to doubt than the veridicality of our experience of colours. In this context, arguments emerge for a voluntarist theory of the self.

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  • Introduction
  • Want and belief conflicts
  • Free will
  • Coherence and internal propositions
  • Freedom and natural order
  • Palliatives
  • Free will and free action
  • Volition
  • Evidence
  • A programme subsumed

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書名 Will and world : a study in metaphysics
著作者等 Nathan, N. M. L.
出版元 Clarendon Press;Oxford University Press
刊行年月 1992
ページ数 x, 171 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 0198239548
NCID BA14416780
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス