Carolina Sartorio's Causation and Free Will is the most important contribution to the free will debate in recent memory. It is innovative and rigorous, and makes genuine progress on the classic long-standing philosophical problem of whether or not we are free, and if so, in what this freedom consists.

Whether or not we are free depends only on facts about the actual world rather than the availability of alternative possibilities, argue proponents of actual sequence views of free will. Actual sequence views are dialectically situated against views that hold that freedom is a matter of ability to do otherwise. This latter sort of view has been less popular since the advent of Frankfurt cases, which purport to show that agents can act freely and be held responsible for their actions without having the ability to do otherwise.

Nonetheless, the details of actual sequence views have proven difficult to articulate and...

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