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Single Idea 3444

[catalogued under 16. Persons / F. Free Will / 4. For Free Will]

Full Idea

If the action is not caused by some other event, and it is not causeless, this leaves the possibility that it is caused by something else instead, and this something can only be the agent, the man.

Gist of Idea

If actions are not caused by other events, and are not causeless, they must be caused by the person


Roderick Chisholm (Human Freedom and the Self [1964], p.28)

Book Reference

'Free Will', ed/tr. Watson,Gary [OUP 1982], p.28