Event‐Causal Accounts and the Problem of Explanation
This chapter begins an examination of event-causal libertarian accounts, which require nondeterministic event causation. This type of view offers satisfactory causal accounts of acting for reasons and reason-explanation. On two plausible accounts of contrastive explanation, even contrastive rational explanations are available for some nondeterministically caused actions. Libertarian views of Robert Kane and Robert Nozick are examined.
Keywords: acting for reasons, action, causal explanation, contrastive explanation, event-causal libertarian accounts, explanation, Robert Kane, nondeterministic causation, Robert Nozick, reason-explanation
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