PHL100: Free Will

Hume, Campbell, and Skinner on Free Will

Hume, Section VIII
In this section of his book An Inquiry Concerning Human Understanding, the philosopher David Hume (1711-1776) grapples with the question of free will.
Views of Free Will
Campbell's Libertarianism

Skinner's Determinism
This selection is from a novel written by the psychologist B. F. Skinner. In it, he offers a protagonist who believes in determinism, and denies compatibilism. Here is extract an argument from the protagonist: