Luck: Its Nature and Significance for Human Knowledge and Agency

  • E. J. Coffman

Part of the Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy book series (PIIP)

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Introduction

As thinkers in the market for knowledge and agents aspiring to morally responsible action, we are inevitably subject to luck. This book presents a comprehensive new theory of luck in light of a critical appraisal of the literature's leading accounts, then brings this new theory to bear on issues in the theory of knowledge and philosophy of action.

Keywords

LUCK VALUE CHANCE CONTROL KNOWLEDGE EVIDENCE JUSTIFICATION ACTION FREEDOM RESPONSIBILITY DETERMINISM Determination knowledge morality philosophy subject

Authors and affiliations

  • E. J. Coffman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of TennesseeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137326102
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-45965-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-32610-2
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