Philosophical Studies 148 (2):273-294 (2010)

Peter Graham
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Mind Argument is an argument for the incompatibility of indeterminism and anyone's having a choice about anything that happens. Peter van Inwagen rejects the Mind Argument not because he is able to point out the flaw in it, but because he accepts both that determinism is incompatible with anyone's having a choice about anything that happens and that it is possible for someone to have a choice about something that happens. In this paper I first diagnose and clear up a confusion in recent discussions of the Mind Argument and then go on to show why it is a bad argument
Keywords Free will  The Mind Argument  Consequence Argument  Determinism  Indeterminism
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-008-9294-1
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