Lecture16.ppt - want but clearly are not free(i.e...

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Problems With Compatibilism Type 1 Counterexamples: Manipulative Neuroscientist/Hypnotist/Brainwasher Type 2 Counterexamples: Locke’s Room Example Being Free vs. Being Lucky Key Point: We Can Do What We Want And Not Be Free!
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The Debate: HD: Free acts require the ability to do otherwise; we don’t have that, so we aren’t free. COMP: No, your analysis of freedom is mistaken; freedom only requires that we do what we want. We often do this, so we are free. HD: No, YOUR analysis of freedom is mistaken since there are cases where people do what they
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Unformatted text preview: want, but clearly are not free (i.e., brainwashing, etc.) The Debate (cont.): COMP: Wait, those cases don’t count as counter-examples to our analysis of freedom since in those cases, the person isn’t really acting on her own wants; instead, the wants have been installed by outside forces. HD: Oh yea? Well if determinism is true, everyone’s wants and beliefs are installed by outside forces -- what’s the relevant difference between brain-washing and ordinary childhood? COMP: Oh yea? Well, your mother . . ....
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course PHIL 10100 taught by Professor David during the Fall '08 term at Notre Dame.

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