自由意志の非実在性  [in Japanese] The unreality of free will  [in Japanese]

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Abstract

I do not believe in the reality of free will, not because I support determinism, but because I simply cannot understand what "free will"means. There have been several well-known explanations about what free will is: (1)the ability of having done otherwise, (2) causal spontaneity, (3) freedom from determinism, and (4) so-called "transcendental freedom". I shall show in this paper that from the point of view of someone who cannot hold the very concept of free will, these explanations are insufficient or circular. If (1) and (2) are neverhteless common-sense views, we can defend the hypothesis that "free will" is a type of probabilistic randomness.

Journal

  • The Philosophical studies of Yamaguchi University

    The Philosophical studies of Yamaguchi University 14, 87-98, 2007

    山口大学哲学研究会

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    120002661763
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AN10403441
  • Text Lang
    JPN
  • Article Type
    departmental bulletin paper
  • Journal Type
    大学紀要
  • ISSN
    0919357X
  • NDL Article ID
    8792766
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZH2(哲学・宗教--哲学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z9-1070
  • Data Source
    NDL  IR 
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