Grading Freedom: Free Will and Recursive Decision-making

Is internal randomness in the process of human decision-making a problem or a requirement for freedom of the will? To what extent is a person responsible for the motives that ultimately moves him?

The aim of this project is to:
1) Investigate the ordinary folk-conceptions of free will
2) Evaluate whether contemporary models of the mechanisms underlying voluntary action confirm or problematize free will – especially in light of “the problem of luck”
3) to develop an understanding of free will that accounts for randomness in the mechanisms underlying human action

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Mark Carstensen
Mark W. Carstensen

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