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Free Will - In Western Philosophy - Other Views - Two-stage Models
... In 1884 William James described a two-stage model of free will in the first stage the mind develops random alternative possibilities for action, and in the second an adequately determined will selects one ... Each of these models tries to reconcile libertarian free will with the existence of irreducible chance (today in the form of quantum indeterminacy ... The challenge for two-stage models is to admit some indeterminism but not permit it to produce random actions, as determinists fear ...

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