Animal Choice and Human Freedom: On the Genealogy of Self-Determined Action (Hardcover)

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In Animal Choice and Human Freedom: On the Genealogy of Self-Determined Action, Michael Yudanin argues that describing freedom conceptually is impossible without explaining how it can exist in the world. Yudanin develops an account of freedom's instantiation in biological agents and provides several prerequisites that are necessary for its exercise. He demonstrates that freedom is linked to the form of life and distinguishes between choice in non-verbal animals and human freedom, where the latter is enabled by the development of language and thus possesses a distinct character. Following this descriptive account, Yudanin explores freedom's evolutionary history, explaining how it developed in the course of the evolution of species.

About the Author


Michael Yudanin received his PhD from the University of Georgia.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781793620187
ISBN-10: 1793620180
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: September 2nd, 2020
Pages: 290
Language: English