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The Resource Freedom of the Individual

Freedom of the Individual

Label
Freedom of the Individual
Title
Freedom of the Individual
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1914-2004
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hampshire, Stuart
Dewey number
123.5
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
BJ1461 -- H27 1975eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Free will and determinism
  • PHILOSOPHY/Movements/General
  • Free will and determinism
Label
Freedom of the Individual
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
  • Chapter 1. TWO KINDS OF POSSIBILITY
  • Chapter 2. DESIRE
  • Chapter 3. TWO KINDS OF KNOWLEDGE
  • Chapter 4. CONCLUSION
  • Chapter 5. DETERMINISM AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPLANATION: A POSTSCRIPT
Control code
903322614
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400868520
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400868520
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
719757
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903322614
Label
Freedom of the Individual
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION
  • Chapter 1. TWO KINDS OF POSSIBILITY
  • Chapter 2. DESIRE
  • Chapter 3. TWO KINDS OF KNOWLEDGE
  • Chapter 4. CONCLUSION
  • Chapter 5. DETERMINISM AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EXPLANATION: A POSTSCRIPT
Control code
903322614
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400868520
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400868520
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
719757
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903322614

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