Compatibilism evolves?: On some varieties of Dennett worth wanting

Metaphilosophy 36 (4):460-475 (2005)
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I examine the extent to which Dennett’s account in Freedom Evolves might be construed as revisionist about free will or should instead be understood as a more traditional kind of compatibilism. I also consider Dennett’s views about philosophical work on free agency and its relationship to scientific inquiry, and I argue that extant philosophical work is more relevant to scientific inquiry than Dennett’s remarks may suggest



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Manuel Vargas
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