Leeway Compatibilism and Frankfurt‐Style Cases

Thought: A Journal of Philosophy 5 (2):89-98 (2016)
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Abstract

The new dispositionalists defend the position that an agent in a deterministic Frankfurt-style case has the ability to do otherwise, where that ability is the one at issue in the principle of alternative possibilities. Focusing specifically on Kadri Vihvelin's proposal, I argue against this position by showing that it is incompatible with the existence of structurally similar cases to FSCs in which a preemptive intervener bestows an agent with an ability.

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Yishai Cohen
University of Southern Maine

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