We confront two major conceptions of free will. We begin by drawing the precise contours of two theoretical models in favor of free will (internal and external models), trying to show their precise limits. Then, we try to convince, with precise reasons, that it is preferable to adopt the deterministic thesis, which does not imply giving up the notion of responsibility provided that one accepts to revise its received meaning inherited from its supposedly indefectible link with the notion of free will.
Pour citer cet article :Bedminster Jenner Herman (2021/2). The Impotence of the Will and Causal Determinism. Discussion of free will and moral irresponsibility. In Monier Cyril & Khamassi Mehdi (Eds), Liberty and cognition, Intellectica, 75, (pp.91-135), DOI: n/a.