<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head><meta charset="utf-8"> <title>Todman (Theo) - Thesis - Free Will (Theo Todman's Book Collection - Paper Abstracts) </title> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /></head> <BODY> <CENTER> <div id="header"><HR><h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Paper Abstracts</h1><HR></div><A name="Top"></A> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_17/PaperSummary_17819.htm">Thesis - Free Will</A></th></tr> <tr><th><A HREF = "../../Authors/T/Author_Todman (Theo).htm">Todman (Theo)</a></th></tr> <tr><th>Source: </th></tr> <tr><th>Paper - Abstract</th></tr> </TABLE> </CENTER> <P><CENTER><TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=400><tr><td><A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_17/PaperSummary_17819.htm">Paper Summary</A></td><td><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_120.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A></td></tr></TABLE></CENTER></P> <hr><P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><ul type="disc"><li>This pseudo-Paper is intended as the mechanism to record time spent on the Note '<a name="1"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_120.htm">Free Will</A><SUP>1</SUP>' during my Thesis research, as from 2011. </li><li>For the actual time recorded, click on "Paper Summary" above. </li></ul><FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><hr><br><B><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17819_2">Write-up</A></U><SUB>2</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17819_2"></A></u> (as at 19/02/2018 00:40:19): Free Will</B><BR><br><u><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17819_3">Plug Note</A></U><SUB>3</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17819_3"></A></u><ul type="disc"><li>This may be somewhat peripheral to my concerns, unless free-will should prove essential to our concept of a <a name="2"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_0/Notes_9.htm">PERSON</A><SUP>4</SUP>, as is alleged in <a name="6"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_207.htm">Frankfurt (Harry) - Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person</A>". </li><li>Maybe Dennett s views in <a name="32"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_85.htm">Dennett (Daniel) - Elbow Room - The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting</A>" will be of interest, following on from <a name="7"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_545.htm">Dennett (Daniel) - Conditions of Personhood</A>". </li><li>The topic of future contingents was covered in my essay on <a name="3"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1166.htm">Aristotle s Sea Battle</A><SUP>5</SUP>. I ve not repeated the associated literature here. </li><li>Free will also features in discussions of backward <a name="4"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1133.htm">Time Travel</A><SUP>6</SUP>. </li><li>I cannot cover here the interesting topic of the  Free Will defence in theodicy to the problem of apparent gratuitous suffering, though relevant items will appear in the categorised reading-list below. </li><li>Works on this topic that <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17819_7">I ve actually read</A></U><SUB>7</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17819_7"></A>, <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17819_8">include</A></U><SUB>8</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17819_8"></A> the following:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="8"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_02/Abstract_2368.htm">Ayer (A.J.) - Fatalism</A>", Ayer</li><li><a name="9"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22797.htm">Cave (Stephen) - The free-will scale</A>", Cave</li><li><a name="10"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_05/PaperSummary_5086.htm">Churchland (Patricia) - Free Will</A>", Churchland</li><li><a name="11"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6766.htm">Crane (Tim) & Farkas (Katalin) - Freedom and Determinism: Introduction</A>", Crane</li><li><a name="12"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22554.htm">Dresser (Sam) - How Camus and Sartre split up over the question of how to be free</A>", Dresser</li><li><a name="13"></a>"<A HREF = "../../PaperSummaries/PaperSummary_00/PaperSummary_173.htm">Dupre (John) - The Solution to the Problem of the Freedom of the Will</A>", Dupre</li><li><a name="14"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_205.htm">Frankfurt (Harry) - Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility</A>", Frankfurt</li><li><a name="15"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_207.htm">Frankfurt (Harry) - Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person</A>", Frankfurt</li><li><a name="16"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22671.htm">Frith (Christopher D.) - Our illusory sense of agency has a deeply important social purpose</A>", Frith</li><li><a name="17"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12531.htm">Holt (James) - Target Article: Daniel M Wegner: The Illusion of Conscious Will 2002 MIT Press</A>", Holt</li><li><a name="18"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_133.htm">Lewis (David) - Are We Free to Break the Laws</A>", Lewis</li><li><a name="19"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20233.htm">Marshall (Richard) & Churchland (Patricia) - Patricia Churchland: Causal Machines</A>", Marshall & Churchland</li><li><a name="20"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_03/Abstract_3639.htm">Nagel (Thomas) - Freedom</A>", Nagel</li><li><a name="21"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_182.htm">Nagel (Thomas) - Moral Luck</A>", Nagel</li><li><a name="22"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_531.htm">Pink (Thomas) - Reason and Agency</A>", Pink</li><li><a name="23"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_06/Abstract_6831.htm">Schopenhauer (Arthur) - Prize Essay on the Freedom of the Will (extract)</A>", Schopenhauer</li><li><a name="24"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_20/Abstract_20447.htm">Smith (Quentin) - Time, Change and Freedom: Introduction</A>", Smith</li><li><a name="25"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_529.htm">Strawson (Peter) - Freedom and Resentment</A>", Strawson</li><li><a name="26"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_22/Abstract_22517.htm">Tessman (Lisa) - Sometimes giving a person a choice is an act of terrible cruelty</A>", Tessman</li><li><a name="27"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_528.htm">Van Inwagen (Peter) - The Incompatibility of Free Will and Determinism</A>", Van Inwagen</li><li><a name="28"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_07/Abstract_7618.htm">Von Wachter (Daniel) - Free Agents as Cause</A>", von Wachter</li><li><a name="29"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_00/Abstract_420.htm">Watson (Gary) - Free Agency</A>", Watson</li><li><a name="30"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_02/Abstract_2342.htm">Williams (Bernard) - Internal Reasons and the Obscurity of Blame</A>", Williams</li></ol></li><li>A reading list <U><A HREF="#On-Page_Link_P17819_9">might start with</A></U><SUB>9</SUB><a name="On-Page_Return_P17819_9"></A>:- <ol type="i"><li><a name="33"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_85.htm">Dennett (Daniel) - Elbow Room - The Varieties of Free Will Worth Wanting</A>", Dennett</li><li><a name="34"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_201.htm">Dennett (Daniel) - Freedom Evolves</A>", Dennett</li><li><a name="35"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6462.htm">Doyle (Robert O.) - Free Will: The Scandal in Philosophy</A>", Doyle</li><li><a name="36"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6628.htm">Earman (John) - A Primer On Determinism</A>", Earman</li><li><a name="37"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_402.htm">Honderich (Ted) - How Free are You - The Determinism Problem</A>", Honderich</li><li><a name="38"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_138.htm">Pink (Thomas) - The Psychology of Freedom</A>", Pink</li><li><a name="39"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_405.htm">Rovane (Carol) - The Bounds of Agency: An Essay in Revisionary Metaphysics</A>", Rovane</li><li><a name="40"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_06/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_6308.htm">Smith (Quentin) & Oaklander (L. Nathan) - Time, Change and Freedom: An Introduction to Metaphysics</A>", Smith & Oaklander</li><li><a name="41"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_48.htm">Van Inwagen (Peter) - An Essay on Free Will</A>", Van Inwagen</li><li><a name="42"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_00/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_51.htm">Watson (Gary), Ed. - Free Will: Oxford Readings in Philosophy</A>", Watson</li><li><a name="43"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_02/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_2713.htm">Wegner (Daniel) - The Illusion of Conscious Will</A>", Wegner<BR>&rarr; <a name="31"></a>"<A HREF = "../../Abstracts/Abstract_12/Abstract_12522.htm">Wegner (Daniel) - Precis and Peer Review of 'The Illusion of Conscious Will'</A>"</li></ol></li><li>This is mostly a <a name="5"></a><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_7/Notes_737.htm">place-holder</A><SUP>10</SUP>. </li></ul><BR><HR><BR><U><B>In-Page Footnotes</U></B><a name="On-Page_Link_P17819_2"></A><BR><BR><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17819_2"><B>Footnote 2</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>This is the write-up as it was when this Abstract was last output, with text as at the timestamp indicated (19/02/2018 00:40:19). </li><li><A HREF = "../../Notes/Notes_1/Notes_120.htm">Link to Latest Write-Up Note</A>. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17819_3"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17819_3"><B>Footnote 3</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>A number of my philosophical Notes are  promissory notes currently only listing the books and papers (if any) I possess on the topic concerned. </li><li>I ve decided to add some text  whether by way of motivation, or something more substantive  for all these identified topics related to my Thesis.</li><li>As I want to do this fairly quickly, the text may be confused or show surprising ignorance. </li><li>The reader (if such exists) will have to bear with me, and display the principle of charity while this footnote exists. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17819_7"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17819_7"><B>Footnote 7</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>Frequently I ll have made copious marginal annotations, and sometimes have written up a review-note. </li><li>In the former case, I intend to transfer the annotations into electronic form as soon as I can find the time. </li><li>In the latter case, I will have remarked on the fact against the citation, and will integrate the comments into this Note in due course. </li><li>My intention is to incorporate into these Notes comments on material I ve already read rather than engage with unread material at this stage. </li></ul><a name="On-Page_Link_P17819_8"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17819_8"><B>Footnote 8</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>I may have read others in between updates of this Note  in which case they will be marked as such in the  References and Reading List below.</li><li>Papers or Books partially read have a rough %age based on the time spent versus the time expected. </li></ul> <a name="On-Page_Link_P17819_9"></A><U><A HREF="#On-Page_Return_P17819_9"><B>Footnote 9</A></B></U>: <ul type="disc"><li>I ve restricted the list almost exclusively to books, and not all of those in the categorised reading list are included! </li></ul> <FONT COLOR = "0000FF"><HR></P><a name="ColourConventions"></a><p><b>Text Colour Conventions (see <A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1025.htm">disclaimer</a>)</b></p><OL TYPE="1"><LI><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">Blue</FONT>: Text by me; &copy; Theo Todman, 2018</li></OL> <BR><HR><BR><CENTER> <TABLE class = "Bridge" WIDTH=950> <TR><TD WIDTH="30%">&copy; Theo Todman, June 2007 - August 2018.</TD> <TD WIDTH="40%">Please address any comments on this page to <A HREF="mailto:theo@theotodman.com">theo@theotodman.com</A>.</TD> <TD WIDTH="30%">File output: <time datetime="2018-08-17T12:09" pubdate>17/08/2018 12:09:26</time> <br><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_10/Notes_1010.htm">Website Maintenance Dashboard</A></TD></TR> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="#Top">Return to Top of this Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="40%"><A HREF="../../Notes/Notes_11/Notes_1140.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Philosophy Page</A></TD> <TD WIDTH="30%"><A HREF="../../index.htm">Return to Theo Todman's Home Page</A></TD> </TR></TABLE></CENTER><HR> </BODY> </HTML>