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  1. Patrick Francken & Heimir Geirsson (1999). Regresses, Sufficient Reasons, and Cosmological Arguments. Journal of Philosophical Research 24:285-304.
    Most of the historically salient versions of the Cosmological Argument rest on two assumptions. The first assumption is that some contingeney (i.e., contingent fact) is such that a necessity is required to explain it. Against that assumption we will argue that necessities alone cannot explain any contingency and, furthermore, that it is impossible to explain the totality of contingencies at all.The second assumption is the Principle of Sufficient Reason. Against the Principle of Sufficient Reason we will argue that it is (...)
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  2. Patrick Francken (1993). Incompatibilism, Nondeterministic Causation, and the Real Problem of Free Will. Journal of Philosophical Research 18:37-63.
    I argue that there cannot be a sense attached to “could have done otherwise” that is both compatible with the truth of determinism and relevant to the question of free will. Then I develop an incompatibilist response to the common objection that the incompatibilist requires of free actions that they have no causes and therefore cannot be anything for which an agent can be responsible. In the process, I bring out a similarity between compatibilism and incompatibilism in respect of where (...)
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  3. Patrick Francken (1992). Rationality. International Studies in Philosophy 24 (3):126-127.
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  4. Patrick Francken & Lawrence Brian Lombard (1992). How Not to Flip the Switch with the Floodlight-Causative-Inchoatives, the Instrumental with and the Identity of Actions. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 73 (1):31-43.
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  5. Patrick Francken (1989). Book Review:Trying to Make Sense. Peter Winch. [REVIEW] Ethics 100 (1):201-.
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