Harry Gordon Frankfurt


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Harry Gordon Frankfurt (born May 29, 1929) is an American philosopher. He is professor emeritus of philosophy at Princeton University and has previously taught at Yale University and Rockefeller University. He obtained his B.A. in 1949 and Ph.D. in 1954 from Johns Hopkins University. His major areas of interest include moral philosophy, philosophy of mind and action, and 17th century rationalism. ... more »

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  • ''It is only because a person has volitions of the second order that he is capable both of enjoying and of lacking freedom of the will.''
    Harry Gordon Frankfurt (b. 1929), U.S. professor of philosophy; Rockefeller (Yale, Princeton). Cambridge University Press (1988). "Freedom of the Will...
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