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Free Will and Modern Science$
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Richard Swinburne

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780197264898

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197264898.001.0001

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Dualism and the determination of action1

Dualism and the determination of action1

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(p.63) 4 Dualism and the determination of action1
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Free Will and Modern Science
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RICHARD SWINBURNE

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197264898.003.0005

This chapter argues that it is most unlikely that neuroscientists will ever be able to predict human actions resulting from difficult moral decisions with any high degree of probable success. That result leaves open the possibility that humans sometimes decide which actions to perform, without their decisions being predetermined by prior causes. The chapter begins with two assumptions, which provide a different framework within which to work out how far human actions are predictable from that of Frank Jackson, and which lead to a different kind of conclusion.

Keywords:   neuroscientists, human action, moral decisions

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