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Philosophy Free Will & Determinism

Freedom, Nature, and World

by (author) Peter Loptson

Publisher
University of Ottawa Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2008
Category
Free Will & Determinism, Metaphysics, General
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780776618272
    Publish Date
    Jan 2008
    List Price
    $16.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780776606620
    Publish Date
    Jan 2008
    List Price
    $35.00

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Freedom, Nature, and World is a collection of essays by Peter Loptson which examine issues posed by a broadly naturalistic view of the world, which Loptson defends while also exploring some of the challenges it confronts. Papers on freedom, Kant, Christianity, Homer, the history of analytic philosophy, the place of humanity in nature, and other topics, are brought together within a synoptically naturalistic purview. All the essays rest on, and in some cases extend, that synoptic perspective, which seeks to encompass both a scientific understanding of humankind in the natural world and the complexities of free rational agency within our cultural and historical settings.

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Contributor Notes

Peter Loptson is a professor of philosophy at the University of Guelph.

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