en
Scientific article
Open access
English

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

Publication date2014
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 philosophy
  • Free will
  • Moral responsibility
  • Determinism
Citation (ISO format)
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. doi: 10.4288/jafpos.22.0_17
Main files (1)
Article (Published version)
Identifiers
ISSN of the journal0453-0691
381views
133downloads

Technical informations

Creation10/18/2018 10:31:00 AM
First validation10/18/2018 10:31:00 AM
Update time03/15/2023 8:48:30 AM
Status update03/15/2023 8:48:29 AM
Last indexation02/12/2024 12:55:34 PM
All rights reserved by Archive ouverte UNIGE and the University of GenevaunigeBlack