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Free Will and Determinism: A Solution to the Kantian Paradox

From the book The Concept of Will in Classical German Philosophy

  • Sorin Baiasu


It is generally acknowledged that Kant’s solution to the problem of free will is beset by various problems. On some accounts, these problems make Kant’s solution incoherent, ambiguous and confusing. In this paper, I examine several issues that allegedly threaten Kant’s solution and I identify the most significant one, purportedly leading to the incoherence accusation. I then show that Kant’s philosophy has the conceptual resources to explain away the inconsistency and solve the so-called Paradox of Kantian Libertarianism.

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