Look, my time as guest blogger is winding down, and this time of year many of us are caught up with final exams, dissertation defenses, and all that stuff. Lots of deadlines, and little time for blogging. So I thought I'd wrap up with a series of lighter observations and invitations for discusssion.
Here is one: When we all get together over a few cold beers at various APA sessions and what not, it often comes up in conversation that there is a striking sociological fact about our field: most incompatibilists currently working in our area tend to be theists. It's not also often remarked that most compatibilists tend not to be theists, but I take this to be implied. I myself, a compatibilist, am not a theist; I'm an atheist. Now of course, there are not hard categories here. But I am curious as to why this is. Is it mere sociology? Or do the arguments for compatibilism generally tend to favor a denial of theism while the arguments for incompatibilism generally tend to favor theism?