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Experimental Philosophy and the Compatibility of Free Will and Determinism : A Survey

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Kitano, Yasuko
Published in Annals of the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science. 2014, vol. 22, p. 17-37
Abstract The debate over whether free will and determinism are compatible is controversial, and produces wide scholarly discussion. This paper argues that recent studies in experimental philosophy suggest that people are in fact "natural compatibilists". To support this claim, it surveys the experimental literature bearing directly (section 1) or indirectly (section 2) upon this issue, before pointing to three possible limitations of this claim (section 3). However, notwithstanding these limitations, the investigation concludes that the existing empirical evidence seems to support the view that most people have compatibilist intuitions.
Keywords Experimental philosophyFree willMoral responsibilityDeterminism
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COVA, Florian, KITANO, Yasuko. Experimental Philosophy and the Compatibility of Free Will and Determinism : A Survey. In: Annals of the Japan Association for Philosophy of Science, 2014, vol. 22, p. 17-37. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:109413

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