Do Knowledge, Ethics, and Liberty Require Free Will? [Book Review]

Journal of Ayn Rand Studies 3 (1):83 - 108 (2001)
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Abstract

William Dwyer reviews Initiative: Human Agency and Society, in which Tibor Machan argues that free will is a prerequisite for knowledge, ethics, and political liberty. Machan criticizes Hayek, Stigler, and "public choice" economics for their economic determinism and for discounting the importance of abstract ideas. Despite making a good case against environmental and economic determinism, Machan fails adequately to defend his central thesis that free will exists and that it is required for normative values

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