Unformatted text preview: incompatible . Compatibilism : Free will and determinism might both be true. (Strong Compatibilism: Both are true.) Something to put on the refrigerator Compatibilists do not say: Some of our actions are free and others are determined. They do say: The very same action might be free and determined. Van Inwagen’s on Free will and Determinism Think of time as a set of forking paths Free Will : at the time when one is deciding what to do, one is able to choose more than one fork. One lacks free will if there is just one fork one can choose. Example: the locked room Determinism : the way things are at time t determines a unique future. The state of the universe at t rules out every alternative future state except one . Sources of Determinism : laws of nature (physics), God, Fate. Van Inwagen only takes the first seriously. Fate is too vague to take seriously....
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY 100 taught by Professor Stecker during the Spring '11 term at Central Mich..
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