The Relevance of Free Will

Richard Swinburne

in Responsibility and Atonement

Published in print June 1989 | ISBN: 9780198248491
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598555 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 The Relevance of Free Will

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Moral responsibility (and so praiseworthiness or blameworthiness) requires free will in the sense of agents having the power to choose independently of all the causal influences acting on them. Various forms of compatibilism, and also incoherentism (the view that free will of this kind is an incoherent notion), are rejected.

Keywords: compatibilism; free will; Van Inwagen; moral responsibility; Galen Strawson

Chapter.  5779 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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