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Causation and Free Will

Carolina Sartorio


This book develops a causal version of a compatibilist, actual-sequence view of freedom. It is a compatibilist view in that acting freely is compatible with the truth of determinism; an actual-sequence view in that acting freely is exclusively a function of actual sequences; and a causal version of such a view in that actual sequences are causal histories. On this view, acting freely is just a matter of acting from the right kinds of causes: it requires more causes instead of fewer or no causes, and it requires quite complex causes, ones that can reflect an agent’s sensitivity to reasons. The ... More

Keywords: freedom, causation, moral responsibility, compatibilism, determinism, actual sequence, sensitivity to reason

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Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198746799
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746799.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carolina Sartorio, author
University of Arizona

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