The Two-Stage Model of Free Will
If we are determined, we are not free.
If our actions are random, we are not responsible.
Philosophers Think Free Will Acts at a Moment
The Temporal Sequence of first Free, then Will
Most philosophers and scientists are compatibilists
, who want their actions to be caused by their reasons, motives, feelings, etc. and not be random
. They think free will is compatible with determinism
In the two-stage model, ontological chance
of quantum mechanics is limited to the free generation of alternative possibilities
In the second stage, the evaluation of alternatives is an adequately (statistically) determined
process that leads to a willed act of self-determination
This should be all that a compatibilist could want. It adds the fact that our actions are not pre-determined
from moments before the decision process begins.