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FA-12172-78

Arthur W. Burks
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382)

A New Approach to the Traditional Free-Will Controversy

To do work on the metaphysical foundations of free will. P.I. has a book coming out, "Chance, Cause, Reason," which analyzes causality and laws of nature in terms of the causal modalities "causal necessity" and "causal possibility." This book includes definitions of determinism and indeterminism in terms of these concepts. These findings are the basis for the present study—applying these results 'to the free-will issue.

Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1978 – 7/31/1979