Princeton University Library Catalog

THE MODALITY OF FREEDOM

Author/​Artist:
Mui, Connor [Browse]
Format:
Senior thesis
Language:
English
Advisor(s):
Smith, Michael [Browse]
Department:
Princeton University. Department of Philosophy [Browse]
Class year:
2014
Description:
100
Summary note:
Philosophers in the republican tradition hold that freedom is boundedly probabilistic. This thesis explores alternate conceptions of freedom’s relationship to probability and counterfactual worlds and each one’s normative value. Ultimately a purely probabilistic account of freedom is more universally valuable – and the republican account more limited – than republicans suggest.