The Reasons Account of Free Will

  title={The Reasons Account of Free Will},
  author={Julian Nida-R{\"u}melin},
  journal={Archiv fuer Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie},
  • J. Nida-Rümelin
  • Published 2019
  • Philosophy
  • Archiv fuer Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie
Free Will is constituted by a desire to act that is based on practical reasons. Being guided by reasons constitutes (free) human agency. The reasons account, which I will develop in this paper, is libertarian, as it implies that human agency is naturalistically underdetermined. Naturalistic descriptions, referring exclusively to natural causes, are not able to fully describe and explain human agency. On the other hand, there are no scientific arguments for the assumption that the causal impact…