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This book successfully convinced me to accept compatibilism at least to some degree. However it overall felt rambling and not focused. The author could have built a more direct case. Felt like this could have been slimmed down to a focused long essay.
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This is the antidote to much of the thinking, or lack of thinking, that is coming out with increasing frequency in other works regarding responsibility, blame and free will from many eminent philosophers and psychologists who really should know better. This book will be of only growing importance as behaviors become increasingly understood in terms of their neurophysiological underpinnings and as these findings collide with traditional and intuitive understandings of free will and morality--although some people may be determined to disagree (and others might be indetermined to disagree). This bpook lacks some of the helpful angles provided in Dennett's other book on the same subject (Freedom Evolves), such as Conway's lifeworld computer program and the contrarian commentary by Conway. but this book brings other aspects of the problem and so the two works are complementary and I recommend reading them both to get the most out of this. The reader's voice is also easy to listen to and friendly, so even if you know you disagree with Dennett this is a nice way to take a closer look at his views.