Incompatibilist (Nondeterministic) Theories of Free Will

[Revised entry by Randolph Clarke and Justin Capes on February 16, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] To have free will is to have what it takes to act freely. When an agent acts freely -
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[Revised entry by Randolph Clarke and Justin Capes on February 16, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] To have free will is to have what it takes to act freely. When an agent acts freely - when she exercises free will - it is up to her whether she does one thing or another on that occasion. A plurality of alternatives is open to her, and she determines which she pursues. When she does, she is an ultimate source or origin of her action. So runs a familiar conception of free will....

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