Garrett Pendergraft Publishes Book on Free Will and Human Agency
On July 21, 2022, Garrett Pendergraft’s book Free Will and Human Agency: 50 Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Thought Experiments was published by Routledge. The book acts as a teaching tool and resource for those interested in exploring questions about free will and human agency.
Pendergraft’s collection of 50 puzzles, paradoxes, and thought experiments span five categories: the threat from fatalism, the threat from determinism, practical reason, social dimensions, and moral luck. Each chapter joins in the contemporary discussions of free will and human agency with a description of a case, an explanation of questions it raises, a summary of key responses, and a list of suggested readings.
“This book is part of a series that introduces different areas of philosophy through the use of puzzles, paradoxes, and thought experiments,” the professor of philosophy shares. “I’m hoping that it will be a useful resource for an advanced undergraduate or a beginning graduate, but I also tried to make it accessible and enjoyable for someone without any background in philosophy.”
Garrett Pendergraft is Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Philosophy at Pepperdine University. His research focuses on understanding and responding to various threats to free will and moral responsibility.
To learn more, visit Free Will and Human Agency: 50 Puzzles, Paradoxes, and Thought Experiments on the publisher’s website.