Libertarianism and free will

Source: EconLog
by Scott Sumner

“Reason magazine has an article that argues for the existence of free will. I don’t plan to debate that issue, but I am a bit disturbed by the implicit claim that the argument for libertarianism is stronger in a world with free will than in a world of determinism. If that’s their argument, it’s clearly wrong. The argument for libertarianism has nothing to do with the existence or non-existence of free will.” (11/14/23)