Philosophy 12-3

Philosophy 12-3 - Phil 12-3-07 Link to review sheet:

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Phil 12-3-07 Link to review sheet: http://www.philosophy.ucsb.edu/websites/phil1/ Open Paths Van Inwagen: think of the complete timeline of our world as a road that forks Determinism : the thesis that the current state of the world plus the laws of nature determines a unique future “the gaps between the long line and the unconnected lines represent causal discontinuities, violations of the laws of nature- in a word, miracles” (p. 430) Can we have free will in a deterministic world? If you answer “no,” then you’re an incompatibilist Incompatibilism : the thesis that free will and determinism are incompatible If determinism is true, then no one has free will If anyone has free will, then determinism is not true If you answer “Yes,” then you’re a compatibilist Compatibilism : the thesis that free will and determinism are compatible There can be free will in a deterministic world The Compatibilist’s Burden The compatibilist needs to provide an account of
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 1 taught by Professor Lewis during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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