Elbow Room

Author by : Daniel Clement Dennett
Languange : en
Publisher by : OUP Oxford
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Description : Anyone who has wondered if free will is just an illusion or has asked 'could I have chosen otherwise?' after performing some rash deed will find this book an absorbing discussion of an endlessly fascinating subject. Daniel Dennett, whose previous books include Brainstorms and (with Douglas Hofstadter) The Mind's I, tackles the free will problem in a highly original and witty manner, drawing on the theories and concepts of several fields usually ignored by philosophers; not just physics and evolutionary biology, but engineering, automata theory, and artificial intelligence. In Elbow Room, Dennett shows how the classical formulations of the problem in philosophy depend on misuses of imagination, and he disentangles the philosophical problems of real interest from the family of anxieties' they get enmeshed in - imaginary agents, bogeymen, and dire prospects that seem to threaten our freedom. Putting sociobiology in its rightful place, he concludes that we can have free will and science too. Elbow Room begins by showing how we can be "moved by reasons" without being exempt from physical causation. It goes on to analyze concepts of control and self-control-concepts often skimped by philosophers but which are central to the questions of free will and determinism. A chapter on "self-made selves" discusses the idea of self or agent to see how it can be kept from disappearing under the onslaught of science. Dennett then sees what can be made of the notion of acting under the idea of freedomdoes the elbow room we think we have really exist? What is an opportunity, and how can anything in our futures be "up to us"? He investigates the meaning of "can" and "could have done otherwise," and asks why we want free will in the first place. We are wise, Dennett notes, to want free will, but that in itself raises a host of questions about responsibility. In a final chapter, he takes up the problem of how anyone can ever be guilty, and what the rationale is for holding people responsible and even, on occasion, punishing them."


Elbow Room

Author by : D. C. Dennett
Languange : en
Publisher by : MIT Press
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Description : A landmark book in the debate over free will that makes the case for compatibilism.


Elbow Room

Author by : D. D. Fisher
Languange : en
Publisher by : eBookIt.com
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Description : Set on a misty remote island in the Gulf of Alaska, a young couple struggles to establish roots on the rugged mountainous terrain of a small fishing community. From humorous fishing excursions and frightening bear encounters to snow blinding blizzards and quirky characters, they come face to face with the unpredictable Mother Nature and learn the value of friendship, survival, and solitude in a picturesque but harsh life by the sea. Packed with adventures, challenges, and true Alaskan lifestyle.


A Study Guide For James Alan Mcpherson S Elbow Room

Author by : Gale, Cengage Learning
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gale, Cengage Learning
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Elbow Room

Author by : Charles Heber Clark
Languange : en
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Elbow Room

Author by : Christopher Spencer
Languange : en
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Elbow Room The Series

Author by : W. Avery Hancock
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : W. Avery Hancock is back with his sophomore novel Elbow Room part 2. This Maryland based suspense filled drama will reconnect you back into the lives of retired state trooper Wordell Hawkins and his veterinarian wife Traci; along with the once promiscuous teen turned Minister Antoinette "Toni" Kelly and her best friend (Wordell's daughter) Sheila and the rest of the Hawkins family. Hang on for another crazy ride of the Elbow Room Series where Chino, a notorious murderer and drug dealer is back to antagonize Wordell's family in his attempt to bring Wordell down. Prince Georges County, Maryland has never been so drama filled before Hancock implanted Elbow Room The Series, making it one of the most talked about books in Maryland.


Elbow Room

Author by : Charles Heber Clark
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pinnacle Press
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Description : This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.


Elbow Room

Author by : W. Avery Hancock
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : An unsuccessful songwriter/poet dedicated his spare time and efforts to writing short stories with hopes of producing a story intriguing enough to lift the readers' eyebrows. His debut novel "Elbow Room" will keep you wondering what's next? With the off the wall characters that'll take you on a journey through their lives and maybe even yours...


Feminism Feminism And The Enlightenment

Author by : Mary Evans
Languange : en
Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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