The Nonsense of Free Will : Facing up to a false belief, Paperback / softback Book

The Nonsense of Free Will : Facing up to a false belief Paperback / softback


Did Myra Hindley deserve to be punished? Does any criminal? Is belief in free will an essential foundation for morality, or an excuse for unwarranted cruelty?

Is free will a myth and, if so, can we let go of it?In this entertaining, accessible but deeply serious book, the author brings a refreshingly original approach to the age-old conflict between free will and determinism and comes down firmly against free will.

But what does `free will' mean? And if we rejected it, what would the consequences be?The author, a lawyer who has worked both on law reform at the Law Commission and in private practice, and has written legal and other books and articles, has turned to a subject which has interested him for over half a century.

He strongly believes that it does not belong exclusively to philosophers.

These questions should be of concern to everyone - and no one who is willing to look at them objectively should be afraid to judge for themselves and reach their own conclusions.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Troubador Publishing
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  • Category: Social & political philosophy
  • ISBN: 9781780882871



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