Free Will and Epistemology

A Defence of the Transcendental Argument for Freedom

Free Will and Epistemology

In the first in-depth study of the transcendental argument for decades, Free Will and Epistemology defends a modern version of the famous transcendental argument for free will: that we could not be justified in undermining a strong notion of free will, as a strong notion of free will is required for any such process of undermining to be itself epistemically justified. Les mer
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Free Will and Epistemology

In the first in-depth study of the transcendental argument for decades, Free Will and Epistemology defends a modern version of the famous transcendental argument for free will: that we could not be justified in undermining a strong notion of free will, as a strong notion of free will is required for any such process of undermining to be itself epistemically justified.

By arguing for a conception of internalism that goes back to the early days of the internalist-externalist debates, it draws on work by Richard Foley, William Alston and Alvin Plantinga to explain the importance of epistemic deontology and its role in the transcendental argument. It expands on the principle that `ought' implies `can' and presents a strong case for a form of self-determination. With references to cases in the neuroscientific and cognitive-psychological literature, Free Will and Epistemology provides an original contribution to work on epistemic justification and the free will debate.

Introduction

Part I: Justification
1. Internalism as a Thin Deontological Concept
2. The Regulative and the Theoretical
3. Epistemic Deontologism & Control
4. Epistemic Agency and Executive Control
5. The Ineliminability of Internalism

Part II: Freedom
6. Ought Implies Can
7. The Lazy Argument
8. Transcendental Arguments for Freedom I
9. Self-determination and Determination by Reasons
10. Transcendental Arguments for Freedom II

Bibliography
Index

A new defence of the transcendental argument for free will that draws on ideas from contemporary epistemology, including the nature of justification and epistemic rationality.

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