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Coherence and Internal Propositions

N. M. L. Nathan

in Will and World

Published in print January 1992 | ISBN: 9780198239543
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679957 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239543.003.0004
Coherence and Internal Propositions

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With the central want and belief conflicts about free decisions now more definitely identified, this chapter asks, of the desires in second-order conflicts, whether they had incoherent contents and whether they had doubtful internal propositions. It considers the evidential status of the propositions believed to false in first-order conflicts. In this chapter, two questions are examined. Victims of the conflicts which now concern people want there to be C-free, S-free and *-free decisions. And, when they want there to be free decisions for the sake of moral responsibility, they also want there to be decisions which are free in an extra possibility sense which the author was able to specify.

Keywords: moral responsibility; want conflicts; belief conflicts; doubtful internal propositions; free decisions; first-order conflicts; propositions

Chapter.  4820 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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