David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Dialectica 64 (3):313-333 (2010)
Deliberation incompatibilism is the view that an agent being rational and deliberating about which of (mutually excluding) actions to perform, is incompatible with her believing that there exist prior conditions that render impossible the performance of either one of these actions. However, the main argument for this view, associated most prominently with Peter van Inwagen, appears to have been widely rejected by contemporary authors on free will. In this paper I argue first that a closer examination of van Inwagen's argument shows that the standard objections are based on a misunderstanding of the notion of ‘deliberation’ presupposed in this argument. Second, I attempt to strengthen the case for deliberation incompatibilism by offering a different argument in its support
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
Hilary Bok (1998). Freedom and Responsibility. Princeton University Press.
Ruth Chang (ed.) (1997). Incommensurability, Incomparability and Practical Reason. Harvard University Press.
E. J. Coffman & Ted A. Warfield (2005). Deliberation and Metaphysical Freedom. Midwest Studies in Philosophy 29 (1):25-44.
Carl Ginet (1962). Can the Will Be Caused? Philosophical Review 71 (January):49-55.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Manuel Vargas (2010). The Revisionist Turn: A Brief History of Recent Work on Free Will. In Jesus Aguilar, Andrei Buckareff & Keith Frankish (eds.), New Waves in Philosophy of Action. Palgrave.
Peter van Inwagen (1992). Reply to Christopher Hill's Van Inwagen on the Consequence Argument. Analysis 52 (2):56-61.
Ira M. Schnall & David Widerker (2012). The Direct Argument and the Burden of Proof. Analysis 72 (1):25-36.
Seth Shabo (2010). The Fate of the Direct Argument and the Case for Incompatibilism. Philosophical Studies 150 (3):405-424.
Andrew M. Bailey (2012). Incompatibilism and the Past. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 85 (2):351-376.
Kadri Vihvelin (1988). The Modal Argument for Incompatibilism. Philosophical Studies 53 (March):227-44.
D. Vander-Laan (2001). A Regress Argument for Restrictive Incompatibilism. Philosophical Studies 103 (2):201-215.
Dana K. Nelkin & Samuel C. Rickless (2002). Warfield's New Argument for Incompatibilism. Analysis 62 (2):104-107.
Jennifer M. Morton (2011). Toward an Ecological Theory of the Norms of Practical Deliberation. European Journal of Philosophy 19 (4):561-584.
Added to index2010-05-27
Total downloads27 ( #72,354 of 1,413,138 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #152,603 of 1,413,138 )
How can I increase my downloads?