Compatibilism, determinism, and the identity theory

Inquiry 32 (March):49-54 (1989)
Two issues are raised with regard to Ted Honderich's A Theory of Determinism. First, regarding the relation between a token identity theory of mental and physical events and Honderich's ?psychoneural union theory?, it is suggested that a token identity theory would serve Honderich's purposes while securing a simpler ontology. Second, it is argued that there is a substantive philosophical issue dividing compatibilists and incompatibilists on the question of whether persons possess free will, contrary to Honderich's contention that the compatibilist and incompatibilist differ only in responsive attitude.
Keywords Compatibilism  Determinism  Identity  Metaphysics  Honderich, T
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DOI 10.1080/00201748908602177
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