" are indeterminists
who reject the argument that indeterminism is "hard" (incompatible with free will) on the ground that randomness that undermines agency.
So to prove that luck is a problem for indeterminists
Levy wishes to show that indeterminism implies a lack of control.
This means that indeterminists
like Richard von Mises, the famous proponent of the relative frequency method, are inconsistent in the extreme.
hold that the agent's reasons are indeterministic causes of his actions; since they are causes, they allow the agent to exert a controlling influence over his behavior, but since they are indeterministic, the agent could still have acted differently.
a mistake; not merely a mistake about law and language but also a mistake about the relation between what the radical indeterminists
mean and what they say.
But when they refuse to attempt to rehabilitate incarcerated prisoners, preferring "retribution" and "punishment," they are indeterminists
It seems clear that the indeterminists
reject the project of giving a systematic semantics, one which could help explain the nature of our understanding of mathematical language.
believe that there is no way to predict how a particular person will act in any given situation, due to the indeterminate character of nature itself.
The main reason deterministic philosophers do not embrace this possibility is that it is precisely what indeterminists
typically claim: that even though the laws of nature apply to most (physical) phenomena, they do not apply to certain (intentional, psychological) phenomena, such as deliberation, choice, and action, the latter exceptions of which are alleged to be indeterministic.