What were the main points of harry frankfurt's freedom of the will and the concept of a person if i could get a good overall analysis that would be great too links to helpful sites are also welcome. Part ii: the analysis of freedom 5 freedom of the will and the concept of a person, freedom of the will and the concept of a person, harry frankfurt. This volume is a collection of thirteen seminal essays on ethics, free will, and the philosophy of mind the essays deal with such central topics as freedom of the will, moral responsibility, the concept of a person, the structure of the will, the nature of action, the constitution of the self, and the theory of personal ideals.
Harry g frankfurt, freedom of the will and the concept of a person thomas nagel, moral luck jeremy bentham, the principle of utility. In freedom of the will and the concept of a person, harry frankfurt splits human desire into two orders, one for anything other than a desire, and the second in which one desires to have a desire. I frankfurt first presents his hierarchical theory in his 1971 article, 'freedom of the will and the concept of a person' the main pillar of this theory is the distinction between first-order desires and second-order desires.
In freedom of the will and the concept of a person, harry frankfurt put forward a theory that what is essential to be a person is second-order volition the notion of second-order volition can be used as a key. Harry g frankfurt (1929-) harry g (harry frankfurt, journal of and it may easily seem that being coerced deprives a person of freedom and of moral. Lecture 5: free will, determinism, and moral responsibility (adapted from course notes by john fischer, harry frankfurt's freedom of the will and the concept of a person, and laura ekstrom's free will. Harry frankfurt, freedom of the will and the concept of a person at the lower level of desire, a person may want to perform a certain action - for example, to smoke - while at the higher level, he may want to be rid of this desire.
What philosophers have lately come to accept as analysis of the concept of a person is not actually analysis of that concept at all harry g frankfurt. Harry frankfurt - freedom of the will and the concept of a person [pdf] i like your analysis of why frankfurt may have added the moral responsibility argument. This book is a collection of essays by harry frankfurt on such weighty topics as freedom of will, coercion, moral responsibility, what we identify with, among others i suspect this book is the collection of papers that frankfurt requires his students to read for some class.
In freedom of the will and the concept of a person, frankfurt gives an account of acting freely in terms of the hierarchical account of the structure of human motivation when one acts freely, one acts on the preference one really wants to have as one's will (roughly, the actually motivating preference. So sei die willensfreiheit, die fähigkeit, wollen zu können, was man wollen will 1 harry g frankfurt formulierte diese grundidee in der schrift freedom of the will and the concept of a person2 aus, indem er das konzept der willensfreiheit mit dem begriff der person verbindet. Harry g frankfurt: freedom of the will and the concept of a person according to frankfurt, persons differ from other creatures in that they are able to a have first-order desires.
In his freedom of the will and the concept of a person,5 harry frankfurt contends that an adequate theory of human freedom must be able both to account for our disinclination to ascribe such freedom to animals and to. According to frankfurt, a person facing a problem with regard to her will's freedom faces a situation in which her first-order desires are in conflict on frankfurt's theory, a person has the resources to form second-order desires as to which of her conflicting first-order desires should move her. Emeritus professor of philosophy at princeton harry frankfurt's book, on bullshit, was a surprise best seller a few years ago given the public musings of our recently installed president, i thought it time to revisit the main idea of the book frankfurt begins by jumping right in: one of. Frankfurt, harry (2005) freedom of the will and the concept of the person (1971) journal of philophy princeton faculty listing de:harry frankfurt.