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Substance and Cause

Randolph Clarke

in Libertarian Accounts of Free Will

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195159875
eISBN:
9780199835010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515987X.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chief difficulty for agent-causal accounts lies in defending the notion of agent causation. Either of two types of realist account of causation can be drawn on to explicate the claim that ... More


Agent Causation and Control

Randolph Clarke

in Libertarian Accounts of Free Will

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195159875
eISBN:
9780199835010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515987X.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Agent-causal accounts aim to secure greater control than can be secured by any event-causal libertarian account. Assuming that all it requires is possible, an integrated agent-causal view succeeds at ... More


An Integrated Agent‐Causal Account

Randolph Clarke

in Libertarian Accounts of Free Will

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195159875
eISBN:
9780199835010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515987X.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter begins an assessment of agent-causal libertarian accounts, which require causation by agents, where this is construed as causation by enduring substances and not reducible to event ... More


Luck and Libertarianism

Neil Levy

in Hard Luck: How Luck Undermines Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199601387
eISBN:
9780191729256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601387.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter turns to an assessment of event-causal and agent-causal accounts of libertarian free will, in the light of the account of luck developed in Chapter 2. It shows that the standard luck ... More


Action and its Explanation

David-Hillel Ruben

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198235880
eISBN:
9780191679155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235880.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This book pursues some novel and unusual standpoints in the philosophy of action. It rejects, for example, the most widely held view about how to count actions, and argues for what it calls a ... More


Source Incompatibilism

Bernard Berofsky

in Nature's Challenge to Free Will

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640010
eISBN:
9780191738197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640010.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

The source incompatibilist view that DR-autonomy (self-determination) is incompatible with determinism is rejected on the following bases. (1) The source incompatibilist demand for a free, ... More


Introduction

Ruben David-Hillel

in Action and its Explanation

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198235880
eISBN:
9780191679155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198235880.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to articulate a view of action and its explanation that most closely fits the author's conception. It also dismisses some ... More


The Problem of Enhanced Control

Christopher Evan Franklin

in A Minimal Libertarianism: Free Will and the Promise of Reduction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190682781
eISBN:
9780190682811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682781.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

dAccording to the problem of enhanced control, while indeterminism may not diminish control, it does not enhance control, and thus indeterminism is superfluous to freedom and responsibility. It is ... More


The Freedom of Decisions and Other Actions

Randolph Clarke

in Libertarian Accounts of Free Will

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195159875
eISBN:
9780199835010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515987X.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Libertarian accounts commonly hold that only certain acts of will, such as decisions (or choices), can be directly free, with the freedom of actions of other types—whether mental or overt, bodily ... More


The Prospects for Agent‐Causal Libertarianism

Derk Pereboom

in Free Will, Agency, and Meaning in Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199685516
eISBN:
9780191765674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685516.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter contends first that agent-causal libertarianism avoids the objections raised in the previous chapter against the event-causal and non-causal positions. It then argues that the arguments ... More


The Limits of Event-Causal Libertarianism

Christopher Evan Franklin

in A Minimal Libertarianism: Free Will and the Promise of Reduction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190682781
eISBN:
9780190682811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682781.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter probes the limits of event-causal libertarianism by assessing whether the assumption of agency reductionism is correct. It is argued that while Derk Pereboom’s Disappearing Agent ... More


Minimal Event-Causal Libertarianism

Christopher Evan Franklin

in A Minimal Libertarianism: Free Will and the Promise of Reduction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190682781
eISBN:
9780190682811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682781.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explains the differences between agency reductionism and nonreductionism, explains the varieties of libertarianism, and sets out the main contours of minimal event-causal libertarianism, ... More


Causes

Michael B. Bracken

in Risk, Chance, and Causation: Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300188844
eISBN:
9780300189551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188844.003.0015
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter discusses the concept of causes through a study of William of Ockham's dictum, “plurality should not be assumed without necessity.” This dictum warns against accepting complex ... More


The Standard Story of Action : An Exchange (2)

Hornsby Jennifer

in Causing Human Actions: New Perspectives on the Causal Theory of Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014564
eISBN:
9780262289139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014564.003.0033
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter is a response to the arguments presented in the previous one. The previous chapter’s criticisms were directed against philosophers who argue that deficiencies in the standard story of ... More


Selection, Security, and Evolutionary International Relations

Gregory P. Dietl

in Natural Security: A Darwinian Approach to a Dangerous World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253476
eISBN:
9780520934313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253476.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter attempts to strengthen the conceptualization of selection in evolutionary international relations. It discusses multilevel (or hierarchical) selection theory, which takes as its starting ... More


A Minimal Libertarianism: Free Will and the Promise of Reduction

Christopher Evan Franklin

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190682781
eISBN:
9780190682811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682781.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In this book Franklin develops and defends a version of event-causal libertarianism about free will and moral responsibility. This view is a combination of libertarianism—the view that humans ... More


Free Will and Metaphysics

Timothy O’Connor

in Libertarian Free Will: Contemporary Debates

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199860081
eISBN:
9780190200008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860081.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues for an agent-causal libertarian account. According to this account of free will, a person’s free and responsible actions are caused by her as a substance, where causation by a ... More


Organismal Mechanisms of Subindividual Variability: Ontogenetic contingency, the interplay between inherent architecture and environmental milieu, and developmental stochasticity are mechanisms responsible for within-plant variability of reiterated structures.

Carlos M. Herrera

in Multiplicity in Unity: Plant Subindividual Variation and Interactions with Animals

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226327938
eISBN:
9780226327952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327952.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter describes the organization of the response of the organism to its changing environment as well as the organization that it generates in and of itself. The author finds that the ... More


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