Book Recommendation: Free Will: Sourcehood and Its Alternatives

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This book, Free Will: Sourcehood and Its Alternatives (second edition) by Dr Timpe, is one that should be read by those who want to have an introduction to the contemporary philosophical work on free will. It provides a well-informed account of the current state of the free will debate.

Timpe’s work is divided into three parts: 1) Introduction of the issues, 2) Alternative possibilities, and 3) The importance of sourcehood. He covers such topics as: compatibility, revisionism, skepticism, the debate over the ability to do otherwise, as well as manipulation arguments, and the luck objection.

Timpe, K. (2013). Free Will: Sourcehood and it’s alternatives. New York: Bloomsbury Academics. ISBN: 978-1-4411-8993-6

Kevin Timpe is the W. H. Jellema Chair in Christian Philosophy at Calvin College. He previously taught at the University of San Diego and Northwest Nazarene University; he’s also held fellowships at Oxford University and the University of Notre Dame.