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“compatibilism. In philosophy of action, the view that causal determinism is logically compatible with free will” (Page 25)
“(1) ‘All humans are mortal; Socrates is a human; therefore Socrates is mortal.’” (Page 32)
“God had to allow for the possibility of evil if he wished to give humans (and angelic beings) free will” (Page 114)
“reasoning to a generalization on the basis of particular instances of that generalization” (Page 60)
“The ability of an agent to make genuine choices that stem from the self. Libertarians” (Page 46)