Agent Causation

  • Argument from introspection
    • Options in your decisions feel up to you
      • Not determined by prior conditions
      • Not random
  • Argument from moral responsibility
    • Agent causation has to be true otherwise we can't hold people morally responsible for their actions


  • The Problem of Difficult Decisions
    • Reasons for choosing between two options are equal
    • Getting stuck in a space of indecision
    • Eventually you make a decision... but why?
      • The options were equal
      • How'd you pick one over the other?

Philosophy Free Will