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Freedom, Indeterminism, and Fallibilism

Benefits

  • Presents an overarching theory of human freedom

  • Argues for an account of free will as the capacity for undetermined acts

  • Makes surprising connections between perennial issues across the field of philosophy

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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism book series (PASTCL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Danny Frederick
    Pages 1-5
  3. Danny Frederick
    Pages 7-41
  4. Danny Frederick
    Pages 43-108
  5. Danny Frederick
    Pages 109-143
  6. Danny Frederick
    Pages 145-194
  7. Danny Frederick
    Pages 195-243
  8. Danny Frederick
    Pages 245-254
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 255-266

About this book

Introduction

This book uses the concepts of freedom, indeterminism, and fallibilism to solve, in a unified way, problems of free will, knowledge, reasoning, rationality, personhood, ethics and politics. Presenting an overarching theory of human freedom, Frederick argues for an account of free will as the capacity for undetermined acts. Knowledge, rationality, and reasoning, both theoretical and practical, as well as personhood, morality and political authority, are all shown to be dependent at their roots on indeterminism and fallibility, and to be connected to individual freedom. Thought-provoking and original, Frederick’s theory of freedom examines a broad spectrum of issues, from the distinction between persons and other animals, to the purpose of the state and political authority. Offering a bold and succinct conspectus of the philosophy of freedom, this book makes surprising connections between perennial issues across the field of philosophy.

Danny Frederick is an independent scholar who has published over forty philosophical articles in academic journals, including: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism; Politics, Philosophy & Economics; International Journal for Philosophy of Religion; Canadian Journal of Philosophy; Dialectica; Philosophical Forum; Journal of Moral Philosophy; Philosophical Quarterly; Journal of Value Inquiry.

Keywords

Freedom Free will Undetermined acts Rationality Self-discovery Personal fulfillment Political authority

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Independent ScholarYeovilUK

About the authors

Danny Frederick is an independent scholar who has published over forty philosophical articles in academic journals, including: International Journal for the Study of Skepticism; Politics, Philosophy & Economics; International Journal for Philosophy of Religion; Canadian Journal of Philosophy; Dialectica; Philosophical Forum; Journal of Moral Philosophy; Philosophical Quarterly; Journal of Value Inquiry.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Freedom, Indeterminism, and Fallibilism
  • Authors Danny Frederick
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Classical Liberalism
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48637-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-48636-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-48639-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-48637-2
  • Series ISSN 2662-6470
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-6489
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 266
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Metaphysics
    Ethics
    Political Philosophy
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