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In An Essay on Free Will (1983), van Inwagen presents threeformal arguments which, he says, are intended as three versions of thesame basic argument, which he characterized as follows:

van Inwagen, Peter, 1983. An Essay on Free Will. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Pereboom (2009) samples a number of important historical andcontemporary writers on free will. Bourke (1964) and Dilman (1999)provide critical overviews of many historically-significantwriters. Fischer, Kane, Pereboom, and Vargas (2007) provide a readablewhile careful debate that sets out some main views by four leadingthinkers. For thematic treatments, see Fischer (1994); Kane (1996),esp. Ch.1–2; 5–6; Ekstrom (2001); Watson (2003b); and the outstandingcollection of lengthy survey articles in Kane (2002, with an updatedversion due to appear in 2011). Finally, for a topically comprehensiveset of important contemporary essays on free will, see the four-volumeFischer (2005).


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An Essay on Free Will

iii[8] My treatment of these issues has been influenced by the work of Peter van Inwagen, Roderick Chisholm, and Richard Taylor. For further analysis, see Peter van Inwagen, An Essay on Free Will (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1983); Roderick Chisholm, "Freedom and Action," in Keith Lehrer, Freedom and Determinism (New York: Random House, 1966); Richard Taylor, Metaphysics, 4th ed., (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1992).