Combining Philosophers

Ideas for Aristotle, Allan Gibbard and Deborah Achtenberg

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16. Persons / F. Free Will / 1. Nature of Free Will
A human being fathers his own actions as he fathers his children [Aristotle]
For an action to be 'free', it must be deliberate as well as unconstrained [Aristotle, by Leibniz]
Aristotle never discusses free will [Aristotle, by MacIntyre]
16. Persons / F. Free Will / 3. Constraints on the will
A man is the cause of what is within his power, and what he causes is in his power [Aristotle]
16. Persons / F. Free Will / 4. For Free Will
Only a human being can be a starting point for an action [Aristotle]
16. Persons / F. Free Will / 5. Against Free Will
Aristotle assesses whether people are responsible, and if they are it was voluntary [Aristotle, by Zagzebski]