Surveying Freedom: Folk Intuitions about free will and moral responsibility

@inproceedings{Nahmias2005SurveyingFF,
  title={Surveying Freedom: Folk Intuitions about free will and moral responsibility},
  author={Eddy A. Nahmias and Stephen G. Morris and Thomas Nadelhoffer and Jason Turner},
  year={2005}
}
Philosophers working in the nascent field of ‘experimental philosophy’ have begun using methods borrowed from psychology to collect data about folk intuitions concerning debates ranging from action theory to ethics to epistemology. In this paper we present the results of our attempts to apply this approach to the free will debate, in which philosophers on opposing sides claim that their view best accounts for and accords with folk intuitions. After discussing the motivation for such research… CONTINUE READING

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