PHILOSOPHY – Language: Contrastivism #2 (Free Will)

In this Wireless Philosophy video, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke University) introduces a new approach to the problem of free will: contrastivism. At odds with traditional philosophical approaches to free will, contrastivism holds that people are free only relative to relevant alternatives. This approach gives us two kinds on freedom—freedom from causation and freedom from constraint—and it helps philosophers resolve a number of complex philosophical issues with free will.