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Ebook | $2.99 Short | ISBN: 9780262319713 | 53 pp. | January 2014
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Laws and Freedom

A BIT of Laws, Mind, and Free Will


If the mind and the world are entirely governed by natural laws, there seems to be no room left for free will to operate. In this BIT, Steven Horst offers an account of laws that is compatible with claims for libertarian free will. He argues that one can embrace the truth of individual laws, or indeed any set of such laws, without any implication of determinism, because the idealization conditions of each law are essentially open-ended.

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About the Author

Steven Horst is Professor of Philosophy at Wesleyan University.