X-Phi and The Freewill Determinism Debate: Are We Natural Compatibilists or Incompatibilists?

Introduction and ContextSo far in the free will vs determinism debate we’ve looked at the two major positions (libertarian free will and causal determinism), two interpretations of the debate (compatibilism and incompatibilism), and two positions on the relationship between the free will debate and moral responsibility (Strawson’s Basic Argument and Frankfurt’s compatibilism). ¬†All the positions […]

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Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person: Frankfurt

Introduction and ContextUp until now we’ve looked at a quick overview of the free will vs causal determinism debate. ¬†Aside from the two basic positions–causal determinism and libertarian free will, there are two other “meta-positions”: compatibilism and incompatibilism which are basically attitudes toward the debate. ¬†Incompatibilists say that causal determinism and free will are mutually […]

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