Ideas from 'Human Freedom and the Self' by Roderick Chisholm [1964], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Free Will' (ed/tr Watson,Gary) [OUP 1982,0-19-87054-4]].

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16. Persons / F. Free Will / 1. Free Will / b. Pro-free will
If actions are not caused by other events, and are not causeless, they must be caused by the person
16. Persons / F. Free Will / 1. Free Will / c. Free will critique
For Hobbes (but not for Kant) a person's actions can be deduced from their desires and beliefs
If free will miraculously interrupts causation, animals might do that; why would we want to do it?
20. Action / D. Explaining an Action / 5. Responsibility for Actions
Responsibility seems to conflict with events being either caused or not caused
Desires may rule us, but are we responsible for our desires?
26. Natural Theory / C. Causation / 2. Particular Causation / b. Causal relata
Causation among objects relates either events or states