lecture24 - INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY LECTURE 24 FREE WILL...

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1 1 LECTURE 24 FREE WILL 3 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY 2 Incompatibilism = determinism and free will are logically incompatible. Compatibilism = determinism and free will are logically compatible. COMPATIBILISM VS. INCOMPATIBILISM 3 Main Compatibilist Claim: People can act freely or have free will even if determinism is true. Main Compatibilist Argument Strategy: [1] Argue for a particular definition of free action or free will and, [2] demonstrate that a person could satisfy the definition even if determinism is true. COMPATIBILISM: THE MAIN IDEA
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2 4 "By liberty, then, we can only mean a power of acting or not acting, according to the determinations of the will; that is, if we choose to remain at rest, we may; if we choose to move, we also may. Now this hypothetical liberty is universally allowed to belong to everyone who is not a prisoner and in chains." HUME’S COMPATIBILISM 1 5 [HC] An action is free when the agent does what she wanted to do and could have done otherwise if she had wanted to do otherwise. [a] This is a conditional analysis. [b] An action could be free according to [HC] even
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