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The Resource Liberty worth the name : Locke on free agency, Gideon Yaffe

Liberty worth the name : Locke on free agency, Gideon Yaffe

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Liberty worth the name : Locke on free agency
Title
Liberty worth the name
Title remainder
Locke on free agency
Statement of responsibility
Gideon Yaffe
Title variation
Locke on free agency
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • This is the first comprehensive interpretation of John Locke's solution to one of philosophy's most enduring problems: free will and the nature of human agency. Many assume that Locke defines freedom as merely the dependency of conduct on our wills. And much contemporary philosophical literature on free agency regards freedom as a form of self-expression in action. Here, Gideon Yaffe shows us that Locke conceived free agency not just as the freedom to express oneself, but as including also the freedom to transcend oneself and act in accordance with "the good." For Locke, exercising liberty involves making choices guided by what is good, valuable, and important. Thus, Locke's view is part of a tradition that finds freedom in the imitation of God's agency. Locke's free agent is the ideal agent
  • Yaffe also examines Locke's understanding of volition and voluntary action. For Locke, choices always involve self-consciousness. The kind of self-consciousness to which Locke appeals is intertwined with his conception of personal identity. And it is precisely this connection between the will and personal identity that reveals the special sense in which our voluntary actions can be attributed to us and the special sense in which we are active with respect to them. Deftly written and tightly focused, Liberty Worth the Name will find readers far beyond Locke studies and early modern British philosophy, including scholars interested in free will, action theory, and ethics
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DLC
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1971-
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Yaffe, Gideon
Index
index present
LC call number
B1298.F73
LC item number
Y34 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton monographs in philosophy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Locke, John
  • Free will and determinism
Label
Liberty worth the name : Locke on free agency, Gideon Yaffe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [161]-167) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Free Wills
  • p. 22.
  • Free Volitions
  • p. 27.
  • The
  • Elusive Something and Freedom of Will: The Positive Views
  • p. 31.
  • The
  • First Edition
  • p. 32.
  • Chapter 1.
  • The
  • Second and Later Editions
  • p. 42.
  • Some Consequences of the Second Edition Account
  • p. 61.
  • Freedom of Will and the Natural Law Theory
  • p. 65.
  • Chapter 2.
  • Volition and Voluntary Action
  • p. 75.
  • A
  • Action and Active Powers
  • p. 78.
  • Passion and Proper Action
  • p. 79.
  • Active and Passive Power
  • p. 82.
  • Two Degrees of Attributability
  • p. 85.
  • What Are Volitions?
  • p. 88.
  • Second Perfection
  • Voluntary Action
  • p. 99.
  • The
  • Necessity of Causation by Volition for Voluntariness
  • p. 100.
  • The
  • (Non)Sufficiency of Causation by Volition for Voluntariness
  • p. 104.
  • An
  • Alternative Interpretation
  • p. 12.
  • p. 107.
  • The
  • Power to Act Voluntarily
  • p. 112.
  • The
  • Special Attributability of Voluntary Action
  • p. 112.
  • Chapter 3.
  • Free Agency and Personal Identity
  • p. 118.
  • Freedom of Action
  • Choice and Personal Identity
  • p. 119.
  • Contemplation of (Temporally) Absent Pleasure and Pain
  • p. 134
  • p. 13.
  • Freedom of Will: The Negative Views
  • p. 21.
Control code
44174091
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 176 pages
Isbn
9780691049663
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00024826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Liberty worth the name : Locke on free agency, Gideon Yaffe
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [161]-167) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Free Wills
  • p. 22.
  • Free Volitions
  • p. 27.
  • The
  • Elusive Something and Freedom of Will: The Positive Views
  • p. 31.
  • The
  • First Edition
  • p. 32.
  • Chapter 1.
  • The
  • Second and Later Editions
  • p. 42.
  • Some Consequences of the Second Edition Account
  • p. 61.
  • Freedom of Will and the Natural Law Theory
  • p. 65.
  • Chapter 2.
  • Volition and Voluntary Action
  • p. 75.
  • A
  • Action and Active Powers
  • p. 78.
  • Passion and Proper Action
  • p. 79.
  • Active and Passive Power
  • p. 82.
  • Two Degrees of Attributability
  • p. 85.
  • What Are Volitions?
  • p. 88.
  • Second Perfection
  • Voluntary Action
  • p. 99.
  • The
  • Necessity of Causation by Volition for Voluntariness
  • p. 100.
  • The
  • (Non)Sufficiency of Causation by Volition for Voluntariness
  • p. 104.
  • An
  • Alternative Interpretation
  • p. 12.
  • p. 107.
  • The
  • Power to Act Voluntarily
  • p. 112.
  • The
  • Special Attributability of Voluntary Action
  • p. 112.
  • Chapter 3.
  • Free Agency and Personal Identity
  • p. 118.
  • Freedom of Action
  • Choice and Personal Identity
  • p. 119.
  • Contemplation of (Temporally) Absent Pleasure and Pain
  • p. 134
  • p. 13.
  • Freedom of Will: The Negative Views
  • p. 21.
Control code
44174091
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 176 pages
Isbn
9780691049663
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00024826
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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