Chapter

Folk Convictions

Manuel Vargas

in Building Better Beings

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199697540
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191748851 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697540.003.0002
Folk Convictions

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The chapter argues for three ideas: (1) we have diverse intuitions, and some of those intuitions are plausibly understood as compatibilist, and others as incompatibilist, and (2) this result suggests that no theory will accommodate all intuitions, but (3) the problem of intuitional fit is more challenging for those constructing compatibilist theories.

Keywords: incompatibilism; folk concepts; free will; compatibilism; philosophical methodology; experimental philosophy; consequence argument; Frankfurt cases; theology; choice

Chapter.  12766 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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