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Unformatted text preview: Two claims mean the same thing only if it is impossible for one to be true and at the same time the second is false. Stace: The problem of free will is a semantic problem. Free acts vs unfree acts Unfree Acts: He doesn’t eat because there is no food He leaves because he was forcibly removed Free Acts: Gandhi doesn’t eat because of a desire to free India He leaves because he desires a lunch Chisholm: Entirely up to the man himself: 1. someone forces the man’s hand 2. someone hypnotizes the man 3. the man’s beliefs and desires (his motive) causes him to pull the trigger Transuent causation = event causation Immanent causation = agent causation A person is an agent, not an event...
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course PHL 200 taught by Professor Dowell during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.
- Fall '08