Compatibilism

Compatibilism - Compatibilism 1. What is compatibilism? The...

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1. What is compatibilism? The view that says that we can be free and responsible for our actions even if we are  determined. 2. Imagine a philosopher in a jury room arguing that a thief should not be held  responsible for her crime because the world is deterministic. How would  the compatibilist Stace react to this example? That philosophers are out of touch with ordinary, common understandings of what it  takes to be free and responsible. 3. How does Stace define "freedom"? An act is free if and only if it is immediately caused by a psychological state of the agent. 4. How does Stace argue for compatibilism? He claims that the way we use the word "free" in ordinary life means merely that it was  most immediately caused by something internal to the actor. 5.
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course PHIL 251 taught by Professor Radzik,l. during the Spring '08 term at Texas A&M.

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