Free will problem. Consequence argument
Sep ‘14

We begin to publish the best sessions from the summer school on Free will and Moral responsibility we held this summer. The first session is devoted to the famous “Consequence argument” of Peter Van Inwagen.

This August we held a summer school on “Free will and Moral responsibility” led by professor John M. Fischer. Now we have begun to publish the best sessions from that summer school. The first session is devoted to the famous “Consequence argument” of Peter Van Inwagen (in the photo). This argument defines free will as the ability to do otherwise, and it claims that if determinism is true, then we can’t do otherwise and there is only one consequence entailed by previous events. Hence free will is incompatible with determinism; and so, given determinism, we don’t have free will.



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