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Free Will and Reactive Attitudes: Perspectives on P.F. Strawson's 'Freedom and Resentment'

  title={Free Will and Reactive Attitudes: Perspectives on P.F. Strawson's 'Freedom and Resentment'},
  author={Michael Mckenna and Paul S. Russell},
Contents: Introduction: perspectives on P.F. Strawson's 'Freedom and Resentment', Michael McKenna and Paul Russell Freedom and resentment, Peter Strawson Free-will and rationality, A.J. Ayer Accountability (II), Jonathan Bennett The importance of free will, Susan Wolf On 'Freedom and Resentment', Galen Strawson Responsibility and the limits of evil: variations on a Strawsonian theme Gary Watson Strawson's way of naturalizing responsibility, Paul Russell Emotions, expectations and responsibility… Expand
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