Free will as a higher-level phenomenon?Gebharter, A., 18-Aug-2020, In : Thought: A Journal of Philosophy. 9, 3, p. 177-187 11 p.
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List (2014, 2019) has recently argued for a particular view of free will as a higher-level phenomenon compatible with determinism. According to List, one could refute his account by showing that determinism at the physical level implies the impossibility of doing otherwise at the agential level. This paper takes up that challenge. Based on assumptions to which List's approach is committed, I provide a simple probabilistic model that establishes the connection between physical determinism and the impossibility of doing otherwise at the agential level that is needed to refute free will as a higher-level phenomenon.
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Thought: A Journal of Philosophy|
|Publication status||Published - 18-Aug-2020|
- determinism, free will, levels, probabilistic models, the possibility of doing otherwise