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Free Will

An Introduction


Part of the Palgrave Philosophy Today book series (PPT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Helen Beebee
    Pages 1-23
  3. Helen Beebee
    Pages 136-166
  4. Helen Beebee
    Pages 167-183
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 184-191

About this book


This comprehensive introductory guide includes discussion of the major contemporary positions on compatibilism and incompatibilism, and of the central arguments that are a focus of the current debate, including the Consequence Argument, manipulation arguments, and Frankfurt's famous argument against the 'Principle of Alternate Possibilities.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK

About the authors

Helen Beebee is Samuel Hall Professor of Philosophy at the University of Manchester, UK. She has published papers on freedom of the will, causality, laws of nature, the problem of induction, and other topics. Her books include Hume on Causation (2006) and Metaphysics: The Key Concepts (with Nikk Effingham and Philip Goff, 2011).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Free Will
  • Book Subtitle An Introduction
  • Authors H. Beebee
  • Series Title Palgrave Philosophy Today
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-230-23292-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-230-23293-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-31606-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 191
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Metaphysics
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