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The Case Against Free Will

What a Quiet Revolution in Psychology has Revealed about How Behaviour is Determined


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Prologue

    1. David A. Lieberman
      Pages 1-12
  3. Evidence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. David A. Lieberman
      Pages 15-29
    3. David A. Lieberman
      Pages 30-54
    4. David A. Lieberman
      Pages 55-80
    5. David A. Lieberman
      Pages 81-104
  4. But …?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. David A. Lieberman
      Pages 107-124
    3. David A. Lieberman
      Pages 150-170
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 171-198

About this book


Do judges' decisions depend on how long it is since they ate their lunch? Is the best place for a woman to seduce a man on a rickety bridge? Does free will really exist? This book explores how our genes and experiences determine our behaviour as well as discussing the implications determinism may have on personal responsibility and morality.


determinism free will unconscious decision making morality crime violence murder empathy fairness evolutionary psychology heredity environment sexual attraction advertising prejudice implicit learning rationalization self control compatibilism behavior learning psychology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of StirlingUK

About the authors

David Lieberman taught at the University of Illinois, USA, where he was voted the most stimulating teacher in Psychology, and then at the University of Stirling, UK. He is the author of seven textbooks, and served on the Science and Engineering Research Council and as Associate Editor of the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.

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