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Agent Causation and Substance Philosophy

In a previous post, I had briefly shown that both determinism and indeterminism were not compatible with the existence of free will. Determinism means that one’s actions are ultimately determined by someone or something else. Indeterminism means one’s actions are a matter of chance. The only way to avoid these two paths is to believe that we cause our own actions. This is called agent causation. A...