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Libertarian Accounts of Free Will$
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Randolph Clarke

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195159875

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/019515987X.001.0001

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Incompatibilism

Incompatibilism

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(p.3) 1 Incompatibilism
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Libertarian Accounts of Free Will
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Randolph Clarke (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/019515987X.003.0001

A basic characterization of free will is offered, and common beliefs about the value of free will are reviewed. Two incompatibilist theses are distinguished: broad incompatibilism holds that both free will and moral responsibility are incompatible with determinism, while merely narrow incompatibilism holds that free will requires indeterminism but moral responsibility does not. Minimal versions of each of these theses are characterized.

Keywords:   determinism, free will, incompatibilism, indeterminism, moral responsibility, value

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