My research focuses on metaphysical issues related to free will--including mental causation, personal identity, and natural laws. I also work on the logic & modal semantics used to formalize standard arguments for free will. In my view, the limits of classically-based logics have led philosophers to conflate substantively different arguments and views. By introducing a key distinction between explanatory and non-explanatory free-will views along with a logic that can handle entailment claims between these views, I clarify the overall dialectic of the free-will debate.

The end results? Every argument for the positive, explanatory view that d…

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