The conception of free will of John Fischer.

15 June, 2018

Now we are publishing sessions of school “Free will and moral responsibility” devoted to John Fischer’s position on the issue.

Fischer agrees with Strawson that we don’t know whether determinism (the thesis that every event is inevitable and wholly determined by previous events) is true or not, because it is not obvious what exactly the thesis means. But he argues even if determinism is true, nevertheless we are still responsible for our actions. So while determinism may be incompatible with free will itself, determinism is still compatible with our having moral responsibility. The resulting view is the subtle thesis that Fischer calls “semi-compatibilism”.

So watch the video below. The first is devoted to a Fischer’s strategy of response to the Consequence argument, the second is about of his position on Strawson’s ideas. Previous videos tell you about these two themes: Consequence argument and Freedom and resentment.

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