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Libertarian Views: Critical Survey of Noncausal and Event-Causal Accounts of Free Agency

Randolph Clarke

in The Oxford Handbook of Free Will

Published in print March 2005 | ISBN: 9780195178548
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195178548.003.0016

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

 Libertarian Views: Critical Survey of Noncausal and Event-Causal Accounts of Free Agency

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This article examines noncausal and event-causal theories of free agency. The first two sections address the question whether, if one or another of these accounts is true, that suffices for our having free will. The third section assesses the available evidence bearing on the truth of these views. It concludes that there is no good evidence that either a noncausal or an event-causal libertarian view is true.

Keywords: libertarianism; causation; human agency; free will

Article.  15232 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Metaphysics

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