Libertarismo & Error Categorial

Translated title of the contribution: Libertarianism & Category-Mistake

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This paper offers a defense against two accusations according to which libertarianism incurs in a category-mistake. The philosophy of Gilbert Ryle will be used to explain the reasons which ground these accusations. Further, it will be shown why, although certain sorts of libertarianism based on agent-causation or Cartesian dualism incur in these mistakes, there is at least one version of libertarianism to which this criticism does not necessarily apply: the version that seeks to find in physical indeterminism the grounding of human free will.
Translated title of the contributionLibertarianism & Category-Mistake
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)141-168
JournalIdeas y Valores
Issue number141
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Externally publishedYes


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