Rennick S (2018) The Routledge Companion to Free Will, edited by Kevin Timpe, Meghan Griffith, and Neil Levy. Review of: The Routledge Companion to Free Will, edited by Kevin Timpe, Meghan Griffith, and Neil Levy New York: Routledge, 2017, pp. xx + 707 (9781315758206). Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 96 (3), pp. 626-627. https://doi.org/10.1080/00048402.2017.1384847
The free will debate is not singular: it transcends the questions of whether we have it, or of whether it's compatible with determinism, intersecting with issues across metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion, and ethics. The Routledge Companion to Free Will attempts to capture this complexity. With sixty chapters, it is much more comprehensive than many anthologies on the subject. It is not a collection of historically recognized works; each chapter is new, with two-fold purpose: first, to give an overview of the dialectic on a given account, figure or debate; second, to push the discussion further. The former makes the anthology a useful starting point for advanced students or those philosophers new to the field; but its appeal extends to specialists, given the latter. The inclusion of further reading at the end of chapters—frequently highlighting the definitive works on a topic—is particularly helpful.
Free Will; Philosophy
Australasian Journal of Philosophy: Volume 96, Issue 3
|Publication date online||31/10/2017|
|Publisher||Informa UK Limited|
|Item discussed||The Routledge Companion to Free Will, edited by Kevin Timpe, Meghan Griffith, and Neil Levy New York: Routledge, 2017, pp. xx + 707 (9781315758206)|