Causation and Free Will

2016.09.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Carolina Sartorio, Causation and Free Will, Oxford University Press, 2016, 188pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198746799.
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2016.09.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Carolina Sartorio, Causation and Free Will, Oxford University Press, 2016, 188pp., $65.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198746799. Reviewed by Christopher Evan Franklin, Grove City College Carolina Sartorio has produced a rich and stimulating set of reflections on the intersection of the metaphysics of free will and causation, with the aim of clarifying the structure and defending the central tenets of an actual-sequence theory of freedom, "where freedom is understood as the metaphysical [rather than epistemic] component of responsibility" (p. 8). While there is overlap between Sartorio's and John Fischer and Mark Ravizza's[1] actual-sequence accounts, Sartorio argues that we can improve on their account by taking more seriously the idea that freedom solely supervenes on the actual sequence, and that we can take the supervenience claim more seriously by attending more carefully to aspects of causation that have played. . .

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