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Rationality + Consciousness = Free Will$
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David Hodgson

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199845309

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199845309.001.0001

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Indeterministic Free Will

Indeterministic Free Will

(p.153) 9 Indeterministic Free Will
Rationality + Consciousness = Free Will

David Hodgson

Oxford University Press

In Chapter 9, I draw together my conclusions about free will and responsibility, suggesting that conscious input is efficacious in deciding what to do and carrying it into effect, as well as in deciding what to believe. I distinguish my position from other views generally favourable to free will, including views that free will is compatible with determinism, and views that suggest it is a special kind of causation, called agent-causation, that gives us free will; and I show how my position answers the ‘luck swallows everything’ argument against responsibility.

Keywords:   will, self-forming actions, compatibilism, agent-causation, luck

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