Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Determinism and the case of Jamie Bulger

HT: Sarah Kramer.

Is there a universal, common-sense, belief in free will?

What the argument doesn't mention, of course, is whether this belief in free will can be construed in compatibilist terms. I don't think it captures the underlying intuition, myself.

Just so you know, I am not claiming that this disproves Calvinism.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

W.T. Stace's article "Compatibilism" argues that a common sense understanding of free will is compatibilist, but then again, this was written some time ago so he doesn't have the benefit of folk studies by experimental philosophers, etc.