Leeway Compatibilism and Frankfurt-Style Cases
Thought: A Journal of Philosophy
The new dispositionalists defend the position that an agent in a deterministic Frankfurt-style case (FSC) has the ability to do otherwise, where that ability is the one at issue in the principle of alternative possibilities. Focusing specifically on Kadri Vihvelin's proposal, I argue against this position by showing that it is incompatible with the existence of structurally similar cases to FSCs in which a preemptive intervener bestows an agent with an ability.
Cohen, Yishai PhD, "Leeway Compatibilism and Frankfurt-Style Cases" (2016). Faculty Publications. 63.