|Free will: the free will is, formulated in everyday language, the ability of a subject to choose among alternatives. See also Libet experiments, freedom, subject, individual, determinism, action autonomy, compatibilism._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
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|McGinn I 135
McGinn: Freedom/determinism/Davidson/D-theory: thesis: prior world states are a causally sufficient condition for a specific decision. Freedom is then a certain kind of causal series, namely those in which an appropriate amount of mental precursors occurs.
Then freedom means, that desires and beliefs have causal effects.
McGinnVsDavidson: his idea of the freedom of action makes no sense, because it looks as if it would be of the same type as any other causality._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
Der Mythos des Subjektiven Stuttgart 1993
Handlung und Ereignis Frankfurt 1990
Wahrheit und Interpretation Frankfurt 1990
Die Grenzen vernünftigen Fragens Stuttgart 1996
Wie kommt der Geist in die Materie? München 2001