Causes, Laws, and Free Will: Why Determinism Doesn't Matter

New York, NY, USA: Oup Usa (2013)
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In Causes, Laws, and Free Will, Kadri Vihvelin argues that we can have free will even if everything we do is predictable given the laws of nature and the past. The belief that determinism robs us of free will springs from mistaken beliefs about the metaphysics of causation, the nature of laws, and the logic of counterfactuals

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