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date: 12 July 2020

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This article sketches and discusses four arguments for compatibilism. There are certainly other arguments that have been called ‘arguments for compatibilism’ and some of these arguments may even be arguments for compatibilism, but the article restricts its focus to four arguments that strike as particularly important. The arguments all share the compatibilist conclusion that determinism and freedom are consistent. The article does not exhaustively explore the historical or contemporary use or provenance of these arguments, nor does it fully document professional discussion of the arguments. The focus is exclusively on the arguments.

Keywords: compatibilism, determinism, arguments, incompatibilism, freedom

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