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Free will as an open scientific problem

Author: Mark Balaguer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
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This work presents an argument that the problem of free will boils down to an open scientific question about the causal histories of certain kinds of neural events.
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Balaguer, Mark.
Free will as an open scientific problem.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009012426
(OCoLC)318057801
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Balaguer
ISBN: 9780262258548 0262258544 9780262013543 0262013541 1282694243 9781282694248
OCLC Number: 471785436
Notes: "A Bradford book."
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 202 pages)
Contents: Introduction. Formulating the problem of free will --
Some remarks on libertarianism --
Synopsis of the book --
Why the compatibilism issue and the conceptual-analysis issue are metaphysically irrelevant. Introduction --
What determines whether an answer to the what-is-free-will question is correct? --
Why the what-is-free-will question is irrelevant to the do-we-have-free-will question, assuming the OL view is correct --
Why the what-is-free-will question is irrelevant to the do-we-have-free-will question, even if the OL view isn't correct --
Why the compatibilism question reduces to the what-is-free-will question --
Where we stand and where we're going next --
An aside : some remarks on the what-is-free-will question, the compatibilism question, and the moral responsibility question --
Why the libertarian question reduces to the issue of indeterminacy. Introduction --
Preliminaries --
The argument --
Non-torn decisions --
Where we stand --
Why there are no good arguments for or against determinism (or any other thesis that would establish or refute libertarianism). Introduction --
An a priori argument for determinism (and, hence, against TDW-indeterminism)? --
An a priori argument for libertarianism (and, hence, in favor of TDW-indeterminism)? --
Empirical arguments? --
Where we stand.
Responsibility: Mark Balaguer.

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This work presents an argument that the problem of free will boils down to an open scientific question about the causal histories of certain kinds of neural events.

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