Revisionism about Free Will: A Statement and Defense

Philosophical Studies 144 (1):45-62 (2009)

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Manuel Vargas
University of California, San Diego
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This article summarizes and extends the moderate revisionist position I put forth in Four Views on Free Will and responds to objections to it from Robert Kane, John Martin Fischer, Derk Pereboom, and Michael McKenna. Among the principle topics of the article are (1) motivations for revisionism, what it is, and how it is different from compatibilism and hard incompatibilism, (2) an objection to libertarianism based on the moral costs of its current epistemic status, (3) an objection to the distinctiveness of semicompatibilism against conventional forms of compatibilism and (4) whether moderate revisionism is committed to realism about moral responsibility
Keywords Free will  Moral responsibility  Revisionism  Compatibilism  Libertarianism  Hard incompatibilism
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-009-9366-x
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