Against Chaotic Compatibilism

Pećnjak, Davor (2012) Against Chaotic Compatibilism. In: Elhadj Zeraoualia (ed.) Advanced Topics in Nonlinear Chaotic Systems. Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic Publishing, pp. 62-75. ISBN 978-3-8465-8624-2

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In this text I shall examine a specific kind of comaptibilism regarding free will and determinism. I take critically some claims made by Marius Usher in his try to establish compatibilism. He uses notions of chaos theory and properties of dynamical systems such as convergence, divergence, attractors and bifurcations to argue for a specific compatibilistic position regarding the free will problem. I shall try to show that even if we use these notions, compatibilsim is not viable way. If determinism is the case, then we simply have determinism without free will.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Depositing User: Institut za filozofiju
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2018 08:57
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2018 08:57

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