Actual causes and free will

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Abstract

In this paper I reexamine the debate between two contrasting conceptions of free will: the classical model, which understands freedom in terms of alternative possibilities, and a more recent family of views that focus only on actual causes, and that were inspired by Frankfurt’s famous attack on the principle of alternative possibilities. I offer a novel argument in support of the actual-causes model, one that bypasses the popular debate about Frankfurt-style cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-165
Number of pages19
JournalDisputatio
Volume9
Issue number45
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017

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Keywords

  • Actual causes
  • Alternative possibilities
  • Causation
  • Frankfurt
  • Free will

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Actual causes and free will. / Sartorio, Ana C.

In: Disputatio, Vol. 9, No. 45, 01.10.2017, p. 147-165.

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Sartorio, Ana C. / Actual causes and free will. In: Disputatio. 2017 ; Vol. 9, No. 45. pp. 147-165.
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