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Organon F

Volume 26, February 2019, Issue 1, Pages 104–121

ISSN 2585-7150 (online) ISSN 1335-0668 (print)

Research Article | Special issue on Causality, Free Will, and Divine Action

Elements of a Theory of Nonphysical Agents in the Physical World

Uwe Meixner

https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2019.26107

Abstract

This paper shows that there is a quantum-physical and evolution-biological perspective for (libertarian) free will, and that the so-called scientific arguments against it are in reality metaphysical arguments and insufficient. The paper also develops the idea of a nonphysical organ of higher organisms: the Domindar (Detector of macroscopic indetermination, and restrictor).

Keywords

Brain; chance; choice; consciousness; determinism; Domindar; indeterminism; nonphysical cause; quantum physics; principle of causal closure; principle of sufficient cause; subject of consciousness and of physical action.

Author(s) and affiliation(s)

Author

Uwe Meixner

Affiliation

University of Augsburg

Address

Department of Philosophy, University of Augsburg, Universitätsstr. 10, D-86159 Augsburg, Germany

E-mail

uwe.meixner@phil.uni-augsburg.de

About this article

Received

17 May 2018

Accepted

3 December 2018

Published online

22 January 2019

Publishers

Institute of Philosophy of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Cite as

APA

Meixner, U. (2019). Elements of a Theory of Nonphysical Agents in the Physical World. Organon F, 26(1), 104–121. https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2019.26107

Chicago

Meixner, Uwe. 2019. "Elements of a Theory of Nonphysical Agents in the Physical World." Organon F 26 (1): 104–121. https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2019.26107

Harvard

Meixner, U. (2019). Elements of a Theory of Nonphysical Agents in the Physical World. Organon F, 26(1), pp. 104–121. https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2019.26107

Copyright information

© Uwe Meixner

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