Is compatibilism intuitive?

Philosophical Psychology 31 (6):878-897 (2018)
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Daniel Lim
Renmin University of China
Abstract
Eddy Nahmias, with various collaborators, has used experimental data to argue for the claim that folk intuition is generally compatibilist. We try to undermine this claim in two ways. First, we argue that the various formulations of determinism he uses are not conceptually equivalent, jeopardizing the kinds of conclusions that can be drawn from the resulting data. Second, prompted by these conceptual worries we supplement the typical quantitative surveys that dominate the extant literature with short qualitative interviews. This, in turn, guides us to make a minor modification to the quantitative survey that provides better access to the relevant folk intuitions.
Keywords compatibilism  experimental philosophy  qualitative methods
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DOI 10.1080/09515089.2018.1459534
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