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Free Will as Involving Determinism*

Philippa Foot

in Virtues and Vices

Published in print October 2002 | ISBN: 9780199252862
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597435 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199252866.003.0004
Free Will as Involving Determinism*

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There is a widely accepted view that free will is compatible with determinism, and some have even argued that free will implies determinism. The arguments of R. E. Hobart, David Hume, and A. J. Ayer, which support the latter view, are analysed and rejected.

Keywords: A. J. Ayer; determinism; free will; R. E. Hobart; David Hume

Chapter.  5221 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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