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https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.15.2.3

Is Free Will Scepticism Self-Defeating?

Simon-Pierre Chevarie-Cossette ; King’s College London

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (437 KB) str. 55-78 preuzimanja: 156* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Chevarie-Cossette, S. (2019). Is Free Will Scepticism Self-Defeating?. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 15 (2), 55-78. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.15.2.3
MLA 8th Edition
Chevarie-Cossette, Simon-Pierre. "Is Free Will Scepticism Self-Defeating?." European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, vol. 15, br. 2, 2019, str. 55-78. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.15.2.3. Citirano 09.08.2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Chevarie-Cossette, Simon-Pierre. "Is Free Will Scepticism Self-Defeating?." European Journal of Analytic Philosophy 15, br. 2 (2019): 55-78. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.15.2.3
Harvard
Chevarie-Cossette, S. (2019). 'Is Free Will Scepticism Self-Defeating?', European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 15(2), str. 55-78. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.15.2.3
Vancouver
Chevarie-Cossette S. Is Free Will Scepticism Self-Defeating?. European Journal of Analytic Philosophy [Internet]. 2019 [pristupljeno 09.08.2020.];15(2):55-78. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.15.2.3
IEEE
S. Chevarie-Cossette, "Is Free Will Scepticism Self-Defeating?", European Journal of Analytic Philosophy, vol.15, br. 2, str. 55-78, 2019. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.31820/ejap.15.2.3

Sažetak
Free will sceptics deny the existence of free will, that is the command or control necessary for moral responsibility. Epicureans allege that this denial is somehow self-defeating. To interpret the Epicurean allegation charitably, we must first realise that it is propositional attitudes like beliefs and not propositions themselves which can be self-defeating. So, believing in free will scepticism might be self-defeating. The charge becomes more plausible because, as Epicurus insightfully recognised, there is a strong connection between conduct and belief—and so between the content of free will scepticism (since it is about conduct) and the attitude of believing it. Second, we must realise that an attitude can be self-defeating relative to certain grounds. This means that it might be self-defeating to be a free will sceptic on certain grounds, such as the putative fact that we lack leeway or sourcehood. This charge is much more interesting because of the epistemic importance of leeway and sourcehood. Ultimately, the Epicurean charge of self-defeat fails. Yet, it delivers important lessons to the sceptic. The most important of them is that free will sceptics should either accept the existence of leeway or reject the principle that “ought” implies “can”.

Ključne riječi
Free will scepticism; self-defeat; self-refutation; leeway; sourcehood; Epicurus; “ought” implies “can”; responsibility; reasons

Hrčak ID: 229963

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