Causation and Free Will


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This paper looks at the main philosophic positions on free will. It suggests that the arguments for causal determinism being compatible with free will can give rise to invalid use of the term "free will". The term "freewillism" is introduced, and the differences between freewillism, determinism and libertarianism are discussed. As is the mechanism whereby freewillism supports free will. A mapping of the philosophic positions on free will to the types of causation is derived, and the evidence supporting the types of causation considered.
Keywords Causation  Free Will  Determinism  Freewillism
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