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May 19, 2015

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Re: An argument for free will.

Maybe the caller was getting at an argument for moral responsibility. For instance the caller mentioned "free will generally" and I think at the general level free will is simply concerned with moral responsibility. Anyway, that sort of argument would work better for moral responsibility than any particular theory of free will. As Brett pointed out, libertarian free will usually has COD or PAP as an essential element. And no one ever has the experience of making a contrary choice. What we experience is deliberation, forming choices according to desires, circumstances etc. These experiences are accounted for in both libertarian and compatibilist theories. No one has ever had the experience of choosing one thing and then choosing the opposite thing in the exact same set of circumstances.

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