Philosophia

, Volume 38, Issue 2, pp 327–330 | Cite as

A Reflection on Our Freedom

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Abstract

Imagine a deterministic world with plane-symmetry. Beings near this plane might well mistake it for a mirror. When they realize their error, they might be apt to relinquish even stronglyheld commitments to views about the compatibility of freedom and determinism. The following account reports such reflections.

Keywords

Freedom Determinism Compatibilism Symmetry 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyBucknell UniversityLewisburgUSA

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