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Episode 17: Compatibilism, Part 3 (Semicompatibilism) with Michael McKenna The Free Will Show

In this episode, we talk with Michael McKenna about semicompatibilism (or, perhaps better, source compatibilism). We discuss two versions of the view: “mesh” theories (including Harry Frankfurt’s hierarchical model) and reasons-responsiveness theories.Michael's website: https://msmckenna.com/Michael's book, Conversation and Responsibility: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/conversation-and-responsibility-9780199740031?cc=us&lang=en&Harry Frankfurt’s paper, “Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person”: https://www.jstor.org/stable/2024717?seq=1If you have a question you’d like us to answer in our Q&A episode, get in touch with us at thefreewillshow@gmail.com, via the show’s website: thefreewillshow.com, or through social media:Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefreewillshowInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/thefreewillshow/?hl=enFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Free-Will-Show-105535031200408/
  1. Episode 17: Compatibilism, Part 3 (Semicompatibilism) with Michael McKenna
  2. Episode 16: Compatibilism, Part 2 (Dispositional Compatibilism) with Kadri Vihvelin
  3. Episode 15: Compatibilism, Part 1 (Classical Compatibilism) with Helen Beebee
  4. Episode 14: Free Will Skepticism with Gregg Caruso
  5. Episode 13: Libertarianism, Part 3 (Non-Causal) with David Palmer

Season 2

Episode 11

Libertarianism, Part 1 (Event-Causal) with Christopher Franklin

Episode 12

Libertarianism, Part 2 (Agent-Causal) with Timothy O’Connor

Episode 13

Libertarianism, Part 3 (Non-Causal) with David Palmer

Episode 14

Free Will Skepticism with Gregg Caruso

Episode 15

Compatibilism, Part 1 (Classical Compatibilism) with Helen Beebee

Episode 16

Compatibilism, Part 2 (Dispositional Compatibilism) with Kadri Vihvelin

Episode 17

Compatibilism, Part 3 (Semicompatibilism) with Michael McKenna

Episode 18

Revisionism with Manuel. Vargas

Release date: Monday, April 19, 2021

Season 1

Episode 0

Who Are We, and What Is This Podcast?

Episode 1

Introduction to Debates About Free Will

Episode 2

Fatalism, Foreknowledge, and Determinism with John Martin Fischer

Episode 3

Logical Fatalism with Alicia Finch

Episode 4

Divine Foreknowledge with Linda Zagzebski

Episode 6

The Problem of Luck with Alfred Mele

Episode 8

Manipulation Arguments with Derk Pereboom

Episode 5

The Consequence Argument with Peter van Inwagen

Episode 7

Frankfurt Cases with Carolina Sartorio

Episode 9

Moral Luck with Dana Kay Nelkin