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Liberty Worth the Name:
Locke on Free Agency
Gideon Yaffe

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 3
Chapter 1: A Second Perfection 12
Freedom of Action 13
Freedom of Will: The Negative Views 21
Free Wills 22
Free Violitions 27
The Elusive Something and Freedom of Will: The Positive Views 31
The First Edition 32
The Second and Later Editions 42
Some Consequences of the Second Edition Account 61
Freedom of Will and The Natural Law Theory 65
Conclusion 71
Chapter 2: Violition and Voluntary Action 75
Act~ion and Active Powers 78
Passion and Proper Action 79
Active and Passive Power 82
Two Degrees of Attributability 85
What are Volitions; 88
A Quick Look Back 98
Voluntary Action 99
The Necessity of Causation by Volition for Voluntarines 100
The (Non)Sufficency of Causation by Volition for Voluntarines 104
An Alternative Interpretation 107
The Power to Act Voluntarily 112
The Special Atyributability of Vnlnntrary Action 112
Conclusion 117
Chapter 3: Free Agency and Personal Identity 118
Choice and Personal Identity 119
Contemplation of (Temporally) Absent Pleasure and Pain 134
Conclusion 139
Notes 141
Bibliography 161
General Index 169
Index Locorum 175

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