Free acts and robot cats

Philosophical Studies 102 (3):345-57 (2001)
(H1) ‘Free action’ is subject to the causal theory of reference and thus that (H2) The essential nature of free actions can be discovered only by empirical investigation, not by conceptual analysis. Heller’s proposal, if true, would have significant philosophical implications. Consider the enduring issue we will call the Compatibility Issue (hereafter CI): whether the thesis of determinism is logically compatible with the claim that..
Keywords Causal Theory  Compatibilism  Free Act  Metaphysics  Reference  Heller, M
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