New York, NY, USA: Oup Usa (2013)

Kadri Vihvelin
University of Southern California
In Causes, Laws, and Free Will, Kadri Vihvelin argues that we can have free will even if everything we do is predictable given the laws of nature and the past. The belief that determinism robs us of free will springs from mistaken beliefs about the metaphysics of causation, the nature of laws, and the logic of counterfactuals
Keywords ability
Categories (categorize this paper)
Buy this book $79.00 used (28% off)   $79.52 new (28% off)   Amazon page
ISBN(s) 9780199795185   0199795185
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 72,564
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Are Abilities Dispositions?Barbara Vetter - 2019 - Synthese 196 (196):201-220.
Agents’ Abilities.Romy Jaster - 2020 - Berlin, New York: De Gruyter.

View all 81 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Arguments for Incompatibilism.Kadri Vihvelin - 2003/2017 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Freedom, Necessity, and Laws of Nature as Relations Between Universals.Kadri Vihvelin - 1990 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy (December) 371 (December):371-381.
Are We Free to Obey the Laws?Randolph Clarke - 2010 - American Philosophical Quarterly 47 (4):389-401.
Humean Compatibilism.Helen Beebee & Alfred Mele - 2002 - Mind 111 (442):201-223.
Causation and Free Will.D. Daiches Raphael - 1952 - Philosophical Quarterly 2 (6):13-30.
How to Think About the Free Will/Determinism Problem.Kadri Vihvelin - 2011 - In Michael O'Rourke, Joseph Keim Campbell & Matthew H. Slater (eds.), Carving Nature at its Joints: Natural Kinds in Metaphysics and Science. MIT Press. pp. 314--340.
Modal Principles in the Metaphysics of Free Will.Tomis Kapitan - 1996 - Philosophical Perspectives 10:419-45.
Determinism, Randomness, and Value.Noa Latham - 2004 - Philosophical Topics 32 (1-2):153-167.


Added to PP index

Total views
114 ( #105,310 of 2,533,482 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
13 ( #60,882 of 2,533,482 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes