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Indeterministic Free Will

David Hodgson

in Rationality + Consciousness = Free Will

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199845309
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932269 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845309.003.0010

Series: Philosophy of Mind Series

Indeterministic Free Will

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In Chapter 9, I draw together my conclusions about free will and responsibility, suggesting that conscious input is efficacious in deciding what to do and carrying it into effect, as well as in deciding what to believe. I distinguish my position from other views generally favourable to free will, including views that free will is compatible with determinism, and views that suggest it is a special kind of causation, called agent-causation, that gives us free will; and I show how my position answers the ‘luck swallows everything’ argument against responsibility.

Keywords: will; self-forming actions; compatibilism; agent-causation; luck

Chapter.  12756 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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