Replies to critics

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I respond to the critical comments by Randolph Clarke, Alfred Mele, and Derk Pereboom on my book Causation and Free Will. I discuss some features of the view that our freedom is exclusively based on actual causes, including the role played in it by absences of reasons, absence causation, modal facts, and finally some additional thoughts on how a compatibilist can respond to the manipulation argument for incompatibilism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalPhilosophical Studies
StateAccepted/In press - Feb 21 2018


  • Absence causation
  • Causation
  • Compatibilism
  • Free will
  • Manipulation
  • Reasons-sensitivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy

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