Grading Freedom: Free Will and Recursive Decision-making

What exactly characterizes free will? Is internal randomness in the process of human decision-making a problem or a requirement for freedom of the will? The aim of this project is two-fold: 1) To evaluate whether contemporary models of the mechanisms underlying voluntary action confirm or problematize free will. 2) To reconceptualize free will in light of “the problem of luck”. How can we make sense of- and understand freedom of the will as compatible with randomness in the mechanisms underlying human action?

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Mark Carstensen
Mark W. Carstensen

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