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" I have been trying to say is true, then we have a prerogative which some would attribute only to God: each of us, when we act, is a prime mover unmoved. In doing what we do, we cause certain events to happen, and nothing— or no one— causes us to cause... "
The Really Hard Problem: Meaning in a Material World - Page 32
by Owen Flanagan - 2009 - 304 pages
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The Importance of What We Care About: Philosophical Essays

Harry G. Frankfurt - Philosophy - 1988 - 190 pages
...the brain, was caused by the agent and not by any other events" (18). A free agent has, therefore, "a prerogative which some would attribute only to...each of us, when we act, is a prime mover unmoved" (23). This account fails to provide any basis for doubting that animals of subhuman species enjoy the...
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On Metaphysics

Roderick M. Chisholm - Philosophy - 1989 - 173 pages
...do will or set out to do. 11. If we are responsible, and if what I have been trying to say is true, then we have a prerogative which some would attribute...mover unmoved. In doing what we do, we cause certain events to happen, and nothing— or no one— causes us to cause those events to happen. 12. If we...
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Willful Liberalism: Voluntarism and Individuality in Political Theory and ...

Richard E. Flathman, Richard Flathman - Political Science - 1992 - 232 pages
...the present discussion. B. Philosophical Voluntarism: Will as Individuality's Resource and Redoubt We have a prerogative which some would attribute only...each of us, when we act, is a prime mover unmoved. —Roderick Chisholm i. The Epistemology and Metaphysics of the Will The medieval voluntarists, keying...
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Literary Interest: The Limits of Anti-formalism

Steven Knapp - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 165 pages
...God: each of us, when we act, is a prime mover unmoved. In doing what we do, we cause certain events to happen, and nothing — or no one — causes us to cause those events to happen."25 The fact that it begs the question against agent causation is no doubt a defect in Ayer's...
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The Philosophical Papers of Alan Donagan, Volume 2: Action, Reason, and Value

Alan Donagan - Philosophy - 1994 - 314 pages
...terminated in a divine fiat. If human agents are non-occurrent causes, then, as Chisholm has said, "we have a prerogative which some would attribute...mover unmoved. In doing what we do, we cause certain events to happen, and nothing — or no one — causes us to cause those events to happen."75 That...
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Self Expressions: Mind, Morals, and the Meaning of Life

Owen Flanagan - Philosophy - 1996 - 240 pages
...which relates to this desire."3 The contemporary philosopher Roderick Chisolm puts the view this way: "If we are responsible . . . then we have a prerogative...— or no one — causes us to cause those events to happen."4 Why The Official Doctrine Appeals The reasons why the official doctrine of the ghost in the...
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Self Expressions : Mind, Morals, and the Meaning of Life: Mind, Morals, and ...

Owen Flanagan Professor of Philosophy Duke University - Psychology - 1995 - 240 pages
...which relates to this desire."3 The contemporary philosopher Roderick Chisolm puts the view this way: "If we are responsible . . . then we have a prerogative...do, we cause certain things to happen, and nothing — ror no one — causes us to cause those events to happen."4 Why The Official Doctrine Appeals The...
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Freedom and Responsibility

Hilary Bok - Philosophy - 1998 - 248 pages
...believe that we are free and therefore that mechanism is false. In the words of Roderick Chisholm: "We have a prerogative which some would attribute...mover unmoved. In doing what we do, we cause certain events to happen, and nothing — or no one — causes us to cause those events to happen."4 This view...
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The Natural Selection of Autonomy: Redefining Competence and Femininity

Bruce N. Waller - Philosophy - 1998 - 193 pages
...in evolutionary history and genetic makeup to chimpanzees than chimps are to gorillas or orangutans. If we are responsible . . . then we have a prerogative...some would attribute only to God: each of us, when we really act. is a prime mover unmoved. In doing what we do, we cause certain events to happen, and nothing...
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Willensfreiheit bei Aristoteles?

Christoph Jedan - Free will and determinism - 2000 - 203 pages
...hat R. Chisholm dies für seine Freiheitskonzeption der immanent oder agent causality zugestanden: If we are responsible (...) then we have a prerogative...mover unmoved. In doing what we do, we cause certain events to happen, and nothing - or no one - causes us to cause those events to happen.4 Daher entspricht...
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