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Alternative Possibilities and Primary Agency

Katherin A. Rogers

in Anselm on Freedom

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231676
eISBN:
9780191716089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231676.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, General

Anselm defends the ‘Principle of Alternative Possibilities’ with regard to created agency, although in his system it is aseity, self-causation, that is most important. His theory presents a response ... More


Freedom and Determinism

Timothy O'Connor

in Persons and Causes: The Metaphysics of Free Will

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153743
eISBN:
9780199867080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515374X.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The author considers the modal, or ”consequence,” argument for the incompatibility of free will and determinism. He diagnoses the defects in van Inwagen's original formulation of the Beta principle ... More


Anselmian Alternatives and Frankfurt-Style Counterexamples

Katherin Rogers

in Free Will and Classical Theism: The Significance of Freedom in Perfect Being Theology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190611200
eISBN:
9780190611224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611200.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

Anselm of Canterbury holds that in order to be free and responsible, a created agent must be able to choose a se, from himself, and this requires that he confront genuinely open options such that it ... More


The Metaphysics of Free Will

Timothy O'Connor

in Persons and Causes: The Metaphysics of Free Will

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153743
eISBN:
9780199867080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515374X.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter develops the basic metaphysics of agent causation. The author analyzes causal notions generally in terms of the notion of ’causal power’ or ’causal capacity.’ The difference between ... More


Responsibility and the Actual Sequence

John Martin Fischer

in Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility: Volume 3

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198744832
eISBN:
9780191805974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744832.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The Frankfurt cases motivate the notion that we should adopt an “actual-sequence” approach to moral responsibility. On this sort of view, moral responsibility does not require freedom to do ... More


Blame and Avoidability: A Reply to Otsuka

Neal A. Tognazzini

in Deep Control: Essays on Free Will and Value

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199742981
eISBN:
9780190267537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199742981.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents a critical analysis of Michael Otsuka's “Principle of Avoidable Blame” (PAB). Otsuka argues that Frankfurt-type examples are indeed counterexamples to the Principle of ... More


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