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Free Will and the Cross-Level Consequence Argument

Birch, Jonathan (2020) Free Will and the Cross-Level Consequence Argument. [Preprint]

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Abstract

Christian List has recently constructed a novel formal framework for representing the relationship between free will and determinism. At its core is a distinction between physical and agential levels of description. List has argued that, since the consequence argument cannot be reconstructed within this framework, the consequence argument rests on a ‘category mistake’: an illicit conflation of the physical and agential levels. I show that an expanded version of List’s framework allows the construction of a cross-level consequence argument.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Birch, Jonathanj.birch2@lse.ac.uk0000-0001-7517-4759
Keywords: free will, consequence argument, levels
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Depositing User: Dr Jonathan Birch
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2020 00:36
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2020 00:36
Item ID: 18413
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Date: 17 November 2020
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/18413

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