11 found
Order:
Disambiguations
Andrew Law [10]Andrew Freer K. J. B. Law [1]
See also
Andrew Law
University of Southern California
  1. The Dependence Response and Explanatory Loops.Andrew Law - 2020 - Faith and Philosophy 37 (3):294-307.
    There is an old and powerful argument for the claim that divine foreknowledge is incompatible with the freedom to do otherwise. A recent response to this argument, sometimes called the “dependence response,” centers around the claim that God’s relevant past beliefs depend on the relevant agent’s current or future behavior in a certain way. This paper offers a new argument for the dependence response, one that revolves around different cases of time travel. Somewhat serendipitously, the argument also paves the way (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   6 citations  
  2. Freedom, Foreknowledge, and Dependence: A Dialectical Intervention.Taylor W. Cyr & Andrew Law - 2020 - American Philosophical Quarterly 57 (2):145-154.
    Recently, several authors have utilized the notion of dependence to respond to the traditional argument for the incompatibility of freedom and divine foreknowledge. However, proponents of this response have not always been so clear in specifying where the incompatibility argument goes wrong, which has led to some unfounded objections to the response. We remedy this dialectical confusion by clarifying both the dependence response itself and its interaction with the standard incompatibility argument. Once these clarifications are made, it becomes clear both (...)
    Direct download  
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations  
  3.  41
    From the Fixity of the Past to the Fixity of the Independent.Andrew Law - 2021 - Philosophical Studies 178 (4):1301-1314.
    There is an old but powerful argument for the claim that exhaustive divine foreknowledge is incompatible with the freedom to do otherwise. A crucial ingredient in this argument is the principle of the “Fixity of the Past”. A seemingly new response to this argument has emerged, the so-called “dependence response,” which involves, among other things, abandoning FP for an alternative principle, the principle of the “Fixity of the Independent”. This paper presents three arguments for the claim that FI ought to (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  4.  43
    The Puzzle of Hyper‐Change.Andrew Law - 2019 - Ratio 32 (1):1-11.
    If there is a second dimension of time – a so-called ‘hypertime’ – is it logically possible for the past to change? Some have said yes; others have said no. I say yes provided that one has the appropriate ontological view of hypertime. So far, the ontology of hypertime has seldom been discussed. As such, this paper not only defends the logical possibility of a changing past, but aims to start a discussion on what ontological commitments are required to make (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  5.  34
    Free Will and Two Local Determinisms.Andrew Law & Neal A. Tognazzini - 2019 - Erkenntnis 84 (5):1011-1023.
    Hudson has formulated two local deterministic theses and argued that both are incompatible with freedom. We argue that Hudson has half the story right. Moreover, reflection on Hudson’s theses brings out an important point for debates about freedom generally: that instead of focusing on the notion of entailment, debates about freedom should focus on the notions of explanation and sourcehood. Hudson’s theses provide an excellent case study for why the latter notions ought to take precedence over the former in debates (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  6. What Does Indeterminism Offer to Agency?Andrew Law - forthcoming - Australasian Journal of Philosophy.
    Libertarian views of freedom claim that, although determinism would rule out our freedom, we are nevertheless free on some occasions. An odd implication of such views (to put it mildly) seems to be that indeterminism somehow enhances or contributes to our agency. But how could that be? What does indeterminism have to offer agency? This paper develops a novel answer, one that is centred around the notion of explanation. In short, it is argued that, if indeterminism holds in the right (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  7.  4
    Lessons From Grandfather.Andrew Law & Ryan Wasserman - 2022 - Philosophies 7 (11):11.
    Assume that, even with a time machine, Tim does not have the ability to travel to the past and kill Grandfather. Why would that be? And what are the implications for traditional debates about freedom? We argue that there are at least two satisfactory explanations for why Tim cannot kill Grandfather. First, if an agent’s behavior at time _t_ is causally dependent on fact _F_, then the agent cannot perform an action that would require _F_ to have not obtained. Second, (...)
    No categories
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  8. Causation and Free Will. [REVIEW]Peter J. Graham, Andrew Law & Jonah Nagashima - 2018 - Analysis 78 (2):371-373.
    Review of Causation and Free Will by Carolina Sartorio, Oxford University Press, 2016. viii + 188 pp. £35.00.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  9. Freedom, Responsibility, and Value: Essays in Honor of John Martin Fischer.Taylor W. Cyr, Andrew Law & Neal Tognazzini (eds.) - forthcoming - New York: Routledge.
    This volume celebrates the career of John Martin Fischer, whose work on a wide range of topics over the past forty years has been transformative and inspirational. Fischer’s semicompatibilist view of free will and moral responsibility is perhaps the most widely discussed view of its kind, and his emphasis on the significance of reasons-responsiveness as the capacity the underlies moral accountability has been widely influential. Aside from free will and moral responsibility, Fischer is also well-known for his work on freedom (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  10. A Life of Time.Robert Llewellyn, Russell Stannard, Tessa Coombs, Andrew Law & British Broadcasting Corporation - 2001 - Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  11.  8
    AGM & Members Lunch.Maria Mitchell, Trish Townsend, Rachel Bird, Andrew Freer K. J. B. Law, Jim Gralton, John Bundock Legal Aid, Walter Hawkins, Andrew Fleming, Andrew Jory & Peter Woulfe - forthcoming - Ethos: Journal of the Society for Psychological Anthropology.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark