Revisionism about free will: a statement & defense

Philosophical Studies 144 (1):45-62 (2009)
Manuel Vargas
University of California, San Diego
This article summarizes 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 the distinctiveness of semicompatibilism against conventional forms of compatibilism, and (3) whether moderate revisionism is committed to realism about moral responsibility.
Keywords revisionism  free will  moral responsibility
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-009-9366-x
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