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How to Think about the Free Will/Determinism Problem

Kadri Vihvelin

in Carving Nature at Its Joints: Natural Kinds in Metaphysics and Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015936
eISBN:
9780262298780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015936.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter proposes an approach to the free will/determinism problem that addresses the issue of whether the apparent conflict between free will and determinism is real or not. According to common ... More


Free Will: Some Bad News

Saul Smilansky

in Action, Ethics, and Responsibility

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014731
eISBN:
9780262289276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014731.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on two unconventional claims regarding the free will problem. The first contends that the systematical integration of the partial but crucial insights both of compatibilism and ... More


The Folk Psychology of Agency

Shaun Nichols

in Bound: Essays on free will and responsibility

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199291847
eISBN:
9780191795473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291847.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

It is a deep fact about us that we are compulsive seekers of causal explanation. In philosophy this compulsion is reflected in the principle of sufficient reason. But the explanatory compulsion shows ... More


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