Chisholm on freedom

Metaphilosophy 34 (5):630-648 (2003)
This critical examination of Roderick Chisholm's agent causal brand of libertarianism develops a problem about luck that undermines his earlier and later libertarian views on free will and moral responsibility and defends the thesis that a modest libertarian alternative considerably softens the problem. The alternative calls for an indeterministic connection in the action-producing process that is further removed from action than Chisholm demands. The article also explores the implications of a relatively new variant of a Frankfurt-style case for Chisholm's views of free will and moral responsibility and for libertarianism in general. It is suggested that Chisholm's efforts will and should continue to offer important assistance to libertarians who are determined to succeed where he apparently fell short.
Keywords free will  libertari‐anism  Frankfurt‐style cases  luck  Chisholm  agent causation
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9973.2003.00298.x
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