The loom of time : free will in Moby-Dick

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1977

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In Moby-Dick Melville expresses his philosophy on the question of the freedom of the will. Melville rejects the tenet of Calvinism which states that man's will is directed by a divine power because he believes that, while man1s will is constrained within the bounds of necessity and influenced by chance, it is essentially free. [...]

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