The BCN Challenge to Compatibilist Free Will and Personal Responsibility

@inproceedings{Sie2010TheBC,
  title={The BCN Challenge to Compatibilist Free Will and Personal Responsibility},
  author={Maureen Sie and Arno G. Wouters},
  booktitle={Neuroethics},
  year={2010}
}
Many philosophers ignore developments in the behavioral, cognitive, and neurosciences that purport to challenge our ideas of free will and responsibility. The reason for this is that the challenge is often framed as a denial of the idea that we are able to act differently than we do. However, most philosophers think that the ability to do otherwise is irrelevant to responsibility and free will. Rather it is our ability to act for reasons that is crucial. We argue that the scientific findings… CONTINUE READING

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