Abilities to do otherwise

  title={Abilities to do otherwise},
  author={Simon Kittle},
  journal={Philosophical Studies},
  • S. Kittle
  • Published 5 February 2015
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophical Studies
In this paper I argue that there are different ways that an agent may be able to do otherwise and that therefore, when free will is understood as requiring that an agent be able to do otherwise, we face the following question: which way of being able to do otherwise is most relevant to free will? I answer this question by first discussing the nature of intrinsic dispositions and abilities, arguing that for each action type there is a spectrum of intrinsic abilities. I suggest that recognising… 

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