Free Will: A Very Short Introduction by Thomas Pink is an accessible and stimulating investigation of one of the most important and enduring problems of Western philosophy.
The book looks at a range of issues surrounding the fundamental philosophical question of free will, exploring it from the ideas of the Greek and medieval philosophers through to the thoughts of present-day thinkers.
The main theme of the book is the critical examination of the claim that if our actions are causally determined by events beyond our control, we can never act freely, and so can never be held responsible for our actions. The author looks at the concept of freedom as freewill, incompatibilisms, scepticism about freedom as freewill, compatibilism and its successors, and defence of freewill.
What I Liked
It’s a Very Short Introduction, so it’s going to be good.
What I Did Not Like
Nothing – excellent book.