Yes. I am very much a proponent of compatibilism. For example, another thinker that I appreciate greatly, even if I don’t agree in everything but many things, is George F. R. Ellis, cosmologist. He’s also a compatibilist but in a different direction. Dennett is an atheist I think. But George F. R. Ellis is a religious man, a Quaker. So in his cosmological models, he’s not for or against a notion of God but it’s not incompatible. Likewise with free will. He has very detailed layouts of different levels of causation – upward causation, downward causation, even middle-out causation – in many different spheres and it is what this that a “no free will’ argument for him doesn’t work and yet he is not a strong compatibilist like Dennett who believes strongly in the rational mind, etc.

Yes. I am very much a proponent of compatibilism.
For example, another thinker that I appreciate greatly, even if I don’t agree in everything but many things, is George F. R. Ellis, cosmologist.
He’s also a compatibilist but in a different direction.
Dennett is an atheist I think. But George F. R. Ellis is a religious man, a Quaker.
So in his cosmological models, he’s not for or against a notion of God but it’s not incompatible. Likewise with free will. He has very detailed layouts of different levels of causation – upward causation, downward causation, even middle-out causation – in many different spheres and it is what this that a “no free will’ argument for him doesn’t work and yet he is not a strong compatibilist like Dennett who believes strongly in the rational mind, etc.
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