Philosophical Studies 130 (2):337-349 (2006)
|Abstract||Helen Beebee has recently argued that David Lewis’s account of compatibilism, so-called local miracle compatibilism (LMC), allows for the possibility that agents in deterministic worlds have the ability to break or cause the breaking of a law of nature. Because Lewis’s LMC allows for this consequence, Beebee claims that LMC is untenable and subsequently that Lewis’s criticism of van Inwagen’s Consequence Argument for incompatibilism is substantially weakened. I review Beebee’s argument against Lewis’s thesis and argue that Beebee has not refuted LMC and concomitantly has not demonstrated that Lewis’s criticism of the Consequence Argument fails.|
|Keywords||Agency Compatibilism Determinism Law Local Metaphysics Miracle Beebee, Helen Lewis, David K|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Terence E. Horgan (1985). Compatibilism and the Consequence Argument. Philosophical Studies 47 (May):339-56.
Thomas W. Settle (1993). How Determinism Refutes Compatibilism. Religious Studies 29 (3):353-62.
David Lewis (1981). Are We Free to Break the Laws? Theoria 47 (3):113-21.
Garrett Pendergraft (2010). The Explanatory Power of Local Miracle Compatibilism. Philosophical Studies 156 (2):249-266.
Helen Beebee & Alfred R. Mele (2002). Humean Compatibilism. Mind 111 (442):201-223.
Peter A. Graham (2008). A Defense of Local Miracle Compatibilism. Philosophical Studies 140 (1):65 - 82.
Helen Beebee (2003). Local Miracle Compatibilism. Noûs 37 (2):258-277.
Laura W. Ekstrom (1998). Freedom, Causation, and the Consequence Argument. Synthese 115 (3):333-54.
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.
John Perry (2004). Compatibilist Options. In David Shier, Michael O'Rourke & Joseph Keim Campbell (eds.), Freedom and Determinism. MIT Press/Bradford Book.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads35 ( #34,202 of 549,699 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #63,425 of 549,699 )
How can I increase my downloads?