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Human Freedom After Darwin: A Critical Rationalist View
Views of human freedom can be classified as elimin

Our Price: $35.00
By John Watkins (au)
Year: 1999
Pages: 348
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 812694066

Product Code: 1422394239

Views of human freedom can be classified as eliminative, leveling, or distinctive. Eliminative views say that humans have no freedom, or no more than other physico-chemical systems. Leveling views contend that humans have the same kind of freedom as other animals, whereas distinctive views allow that humans may attain a degree of freedom beyond that achievable by other animals. Empiricism favors a conception of freedom which is either eliminative or leveling. By contrast, rationalism has been assoc. with distinctive views. Here, Watkins defends a distinctive view. He develops a naturalistic world-view & argues for critical rationalism by showing that the growth of scientific knowledge defeats both classical empiricism & rationalism. Illus.

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