Discussion on book “Free Will, Agency, and Meaning in Life”.

15 June, 2018

In his latest book “Free Will, Agency, and Meaning in Life” (2014), Pereboom defends “hard incompatibilism”. This theory denies both libertarian and compatibilist freedom of will. Pereboom criticizes the approach to moral responsibility, which rests upon the notion of “basic desert” (according to this approach, an action deserves blame or praise per se).

On the video, the participants of the summer school discuss Pereboom’s main argument against compatibilism: the four-stage manipulation argument. Pereboom’s theory depends on this vulnerable argument.

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