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    William James and His Darwinian Defense of Freewill.Matthew Crippen - 2011 - In Mark Wheeler (ed.), 150 Years of Evolution: Darwin’s Impact on Contemporary Thought and Culture. pp. 68-89.
    Abstract If asked about the Darwinian influence on William James, some might mention his pragmatic position that ideas are “mental modes of adaptation,” and that our stock of ideas evolves to meet our changing needs. However, while this is not obviously wrong, it fails to capture what James deems most important about Darwinian theory: the notion that there are independent cycles of causation in nature. Versions of this idea undergird everything from his campaign against empiricist psychologies to his theories of (...)
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    Kant on Freewill, Grace and Forgiveness.Leslie Stevenson - 2014 - Diametros 39:125-139.
    How do our secular reflections on freewill relate to the theological tradition of human freedom and divine grace? I will pursue this question with reference to Kant, who represents a half-way house between Christianity and the atheism of other Enlightenment thinkers. But are those the only two alternatives? I suggest that Kant’s wrestling with the notion of divine grace can draw us all towards recognition of the ultimate mystery of human motivation and behaviour, and our need for forgiveness and (...)
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  3. The Ghostly Illusion of Freewill.Brent Silby - 2012 - Cafe Philosophy 4 (Jan/Feb 2012).
    During my childhood I was fascinated by videogames. One game that stands out in my memory is Pacman. It wasn’t the gameplay that interested me so much as the behavior of the ghosts. As you watch them roam around the maze, you get the feeling that they are intelligent. They seem to be making decisions about how best to catch Pacman. But how free are their decisions? One of the interesting things I noticed was that I could play exactly the (...)
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  4. Freewill and Determinism: Political, Not Just Metaphysical.Kyle Johannsen - 2013 - AJOB Neuroscience 4 (4):65-7.
     
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  5. The Logic of the Compatibility of God's Foreknowledge and Human Freewill.J. Westphal - 2012 - Analysis 72 (4):746-748.
    A central argument for the view that God's necessary omniscience [( Bgf p )] precludes freewill is unsound, because the necessity of the consequence is not the necessity of the consequent, and nor is Bgf true. God's belief in some particular proposition f about what I will do is not necessary, as I might do something that makes ~ f true. Fischer and Tognazzini claim that this counterargument argument assumes that I must freely do the something that makes f (...)
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  6. Freewill and Omniscience: A Reply to Garrett.S. McCall - 2013 - Analysis 73 (3):488-488.
    Brian Garrett (Analysis (2012), 293–5) comments on McCall's paper (Analysis (2011), 501–6). McCall had claimed that since the truth of true empirical propositions supervenes on, and depends upon, empirical fact, what God knows and does not know also depends upon being, i.e. upon facts. Consequently God's foreknowing what I freely decide to do depends upon what I freely do. Garrett objects that the dependence of truth on being seems to play no essential role in McCall's argument. McCall replies that his (...)
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  7. The Compatibility of Divine Foreknowledge and Freewill.J. Westphal - 2011 - Analysis 71 (2):246-252.
    On Friday God knew everything, including f, a proposition about what Jones would do on Monday; we can write the time-indexed proposition that on Friday God believed f as Bgf. If Jones does not do the thing that makes f true, then the resulting state of affairs will be ∼f. So on Monday, before a certain time – ‘ t time’ – Jones has it in his power to bring it about that ∼f. It seems to follow that on Monday (...)
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    Stoics Against Stoics In Cudworth's A Treatise of Freewill.John Sellars - 2012 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 20 (5):935-952.
    In his A Treatise of Freewill, Ralph Cudworth argues against Stoic determinism by drawing on what he takes to be other concepts found in Stoicism, notably the claim that some things are ?up to us? and that these things are the product of our choice. These concepts are central to the late Stoic Epictetus and it appears at first glance as if Cudworth is opposing late Stoic voluntarism against early Stoic determinism. This paper argues that in fact, despite his (...)
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    On Freewill and Determinism.David Tribe - 2012 - The Australian Humanist (106):7.
    Tribe, David In reviewing Bill Cooke's Wealth of Insights (2011) (AH, Autumn 2012), I said that the age-old debate on freewill versus determinism is 'a major issue for neurophysiology, philosophy, jurisprudence and criminology'. I could have added religion, but here the debate takes on a slightly different form of freewill versus predestination (worth considering later) and appears to have divided on peaceful sectarian lines.
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    Possibility, Actuality, and Freewill.Robert J. Valenza - 2008 - World Futures 64 (2):94 – 108.
    I describe recent developments of Conway and Kochen on the physical meaning of freewill and their theorem that the assertion of freewill for human beings, in their specific sense, implies the same for elementary particles. This description is given in simplified metaphorical terms that nonetheless address the key physical axioms and essential analytic content of their argument. I then give points of contact of our metaphor with the full technical analysis of the cited authors and conclude with some (...)
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    The First Discovery of the Freewill Problem.Pamela Huby - 1967 - Philosophy 42 (162):353 - 362.
    Historically there have been two main freewill problems, the problem of freedom versus predestination, which is mainly theological, and the problem of freedom versus determinism, which has exercised the minds of many of the great modern philosophers. The latter problem is seldom stated in full detail, for its elements are taken as so obvious that they do not need to be stated. The problem is seen as an attempt to reconcile the belief in human freedom, which is essential if (...)
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  12. Freewill and Determinism: A Study of Rival Conceptions of Man.R. L. Franklin - 2017 - Routledge.
    This book, first published in 1968, examines the complicated issues which surround the problem of freewill. Although it reaches a libertarian conclusion, its focus is largely on other questions. What ultimately is at stake in this debate? What difference would it make whether we had freewill or not? Why must disagreement persist, and why do philosophes each opposed conclusions with such confidence? The answers to these questions open new perspectives.
     
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  13. Ralph Cudworth: A Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality: With a Treatise of Freewill.Sarah Hutton (ed.) - 1996 - Cambridge University Press.
    Ralph Cudworth deserves recognition as one of the most important English seventeenth-century philosophers after Hobbes and Locke. In opposition to Hobbes, Cudworth proposes an innatist theory of knowledge which may be contrasted with the empirical position of his younger contemporary Locke, and in moral philosophy he anticipates the ethical rationalists of the eighteenth century. A Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality is his most important work, and this volume makes it available, together with his shorter Treatise of Freewill, with (...)
     
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  14. Ralph Cudworth: A Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality: With a Treatise of Freewill.Sarah Hutton (ed.) - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Ralph Cudworth deserves recognition as one of the most important English seventeenth-century philosophers after Hobbes and Locke. In opposition to Hobbes, Cudworth proposes an innatist theory of knowledge which may be contrasted with the empirical position of his younger contemporary Locke, and in moral philosophy he anticipates the ethical rationalists of the eighteenth century. A Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality is his most important work, and this volume makes it available, together with his shorter Treatise of Freewill, with (...)
     
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  15. The Supervenience of Truth: Freewill and Omniscience.Storrs McCall - 2011 - Analysis 71 (3):501-506.
  16. Is `Freewill' a Pseudo-Problem?C. A. Campbell - 1951 - Mind 60 (240):441-465.
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  17. A Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality with, a Treatise of Freewill.Ralph Cudworth & Sarah Hutton - 1996
     
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    Freewill and Moral Responsibility.P. Nowell-Smith - 1948 - Mind 57 (225):45-61.
  19. Freewill, Determinism and the Sciences.R. L. Franklin - 1983 - Diogenes 31 (123):50-68.
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  20. Freewill, Free Process, and Love.Nicholas Beale - 2009 - Think 8 (23):115-124.
    Of all the philosophical challenges to theism in general and Christianity in particular, the one that Christians take most seriously is the Problem of Evil. It is clearly not logically contradictory to hold that there exists a Loving Ultimate Creator; and nevertheless there is a very substantial amount of evil and suffering in the world. But it is certainly problematic. Deeper scientific understandings of physics and evolution shed some light on this. It is also useful to reflect more deeply on (...)
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    Logical Indeterminacy and Freewill.D. M. MacKay - 1960 - Analysis 21 (4):82 - 83.
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    Ralph Cudworth, A Treatise Concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality, With a Treatise of Freewill Reviewed By.Jennifer Nagel - 1998 - Philosophy in Review 18 (1):19-21.
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    Pre-Existence and Freewill.Helen M. Smith - 1935 - Analysis 3 (3):40 - 43.
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    Freewill and Responsibility.William Lyons & Anthony Kenny - 1980 - Philosophical Quarterly 30 (119):183.
    This reissue was first published in 1978. Anthony Kenny, one of the most distinguished philosophers in England, explores the notion of responsibility and the precise place of the mental element in criminal actions. Bringing the insights of recent philosophy of mind to bear on contemporary developments in criminal law, he writes with the general reader in mind, no specialist training in philosophy being necessary to appreciate his argument. Kenny shows that abstract distinctions drawn by analytic philosophers are relevant to decisions (...)
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    Logical Indeterminacy and Freewill.C. J. F. Williams - 1960 - Analysis 21 (1):12 - 13.
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    Determination and Freewill. Anthony Collins' a Philosophical Inquiry Concerning Human Liberty.J. B. V. - 1977 - Review of Metaphysics 30 (4):771-772.
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    Freewill: A Reply to Professor Campbell.C. K. Grant - 1952 - Mind 61 (243):381 - 385.
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    Freewill.A. K. Stout - 1940 - Australasian Journal of Psychology and Philosophy 18 (3):212-231.
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    Four Concepts of Freewill: Two of Them Incoherent.Aaron Sloman - unknown
    The discussion below could be extended by pointing out that there is a fifth notion of freedom which refers to what you are free to do within a context of a game, a system of laws, a moral regime etc. This notion of freedom is close to the notion of permission. It is worth noting that the law may forbid something without enforcing that proscription. So many people constantly do what they are not free to do in this sense.
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  30. A Treatise of Freewill.Ralph Cudworth & John Allen - 1838 - John W. Parker.
     
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    Freewill and Determinism: A Study of Rival Conceptions of Man.R. L. Franklin - 1968 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 21 (2):215-216.
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    Determinism and Freewill: Anthony Collins' "A Philosophical Inquiry Concerning Human Liberty".J. C. A. Gaskin - 1979 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 17 (3):348-349.
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    Consciousness, Freewill and Language.Michael Langford - 2011 - Philosophy Now 87:10-12.
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    Freewill and Determinism.John Kleinig - 1969 - Philosophical Studies 18:260-262.
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    Aristotle and the Freewill Problem.W. F. R. Hardie - 1968 - Philosophy 43 (165):274 - 278.
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    Freewill and Responsibility. [REVIEW]R. A. Duff - 1980 - Philosophical Books 21 (1):52-54.
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    Human Freewill & Divine Predestination.Antony Flew - 2003 - Philosophy Now 40:27-29.
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    The Epicureans, Animals, and Freewill.Pamela M. Huby - 1969 - Apeiron 3 (1):17 - 19.
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    Freewill and Determinism. By R. L. Franklin.Lee C. Rice - 1970 - Modern Schoolman 47 (3):356-357.
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    Dissolving the Problem of Freewill.R. L. Franklin - 1961 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 39 (2):111 – 124.
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    The Epicurean, Animals, and Freewill.Pamela M. Huby - 1969 - Apeiron 3 (1):17.
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    Appendix: Arnauld on Freewill and Necessity.John Kilcullen - unknown
    According to Arnauld, if we cannot help acting in some way, that is either (1) because external forces or obstacles leave no alternative, or (2) because we cannot help wanting to act that way; and that may be (2a) because we have absolutely no power to want anything else, or (2b) because the power we have is quite insufficient to overcome the inclination to act that way. This gives three kinds of necessity, corresponding to (1), (2a) and (2b).[.
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    FRANKLIN, R. L. Freewill and Determinism. [REVIEW]Graham Nerlich - 1972 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 50:76.
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    Freewill and Determinism.Freedom of Choice Affirmed.The Problem of Freedom and Determinism.Bernard Berofsky, R. L. Franklin, Corliss Lamont & Edward D'Angelo - 1970 - Journal of Philosophy 67 (7):208.
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    The Divine Foreknowledge and Causality in Relation to Freewill.Ælred Whitacre - 1924 - New Blackfriars 4 (47):1388-1398.
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    Book Review:Freewill and Responsibility. Anthony Kenny. [REVIEW]Lawrence C. Becker - 1980 - Ethics 90 (2):313-.
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    Freewill and Responsibility Anthony Kenny London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1978. Pp. 101 + Index. $15.75. [REVIEW]Barry G. Allen - 1982 - Dialogue 21 (2):369-374.
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    Freewill and Determinism.Antony Flew - 1969 - Philosophical Books 10 (3):5-7.
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    James Harris , Of Liberty and Necessity: The Freewill Debate in Eighteenth-Century British Philosophy, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2005. Xvi + 264pp. ISBN 0-19-926860-. [REVIEW]Roger Gallie - 2006 - Journal of Scottish Philosophy 4 (1):86-88.
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    The Non-Reality of Freewill.Gary Elkins - 1992 - Philosophical Studies 33:347-348.
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