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Stuart Hampshire's essay on human freedom offers an important analysis of concepts surrounding the central idea of intentional action.
The author contrasts the powers of animals and of inanimate things; examines the relation between power and action; and distinguishes between two kinds of self-knowledge. Explaining human freedom by means of this distinction, he focuses his attention on self-knowledge gained by introspection. He writes: "...an individual who acquires more systematic knowledge of the causes of states of mind, emotion, and desires, insofar as these are not the outcome of his decision, thereby becomes more free than he previously was to control and direct his own life:...there will in general be a closer correlation between that which he sets himself to do and that which he actually achieves in his life."
In a postscript on determinism and psychological explanation, the author provides a detailed account of some of the ways in which explanation of states of mind differs from explanation of physical states.
Originally published in 1975.
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About the Author: Stuart Hampshire was Bonsall Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University.
Titolo: Freedom of the Individual (Princeton Legacy ...
Casa editrice: Princeton University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1975
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Princeton Univ Pr, 1975. Condizione libro: Good. Enlarged. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP11311124
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2754960981
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Enlarged. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Codice libro della libreria 0691072086
Descrizione libro Princeton Univ Pr, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Enlarged. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0691072086
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0691072086
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110691072086
Descrizione libro Princeton University Press, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 691072086