Rick Stoody

Rick Stoody
Lecturer- Gonzaga University

Office Hours

(Winter 2016): Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Office Location

South Hall 5702


Advised by: Co-Chairs: C. Anthony Anderson and John Martin Fischer (UCR)

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Epistemology
  • Metaphysics


  • Biola University


I am primarily interested in issues in metaphysics and epistemology. My current focus is on free will. In particular, I am working on this question: Can we make sense of a libertarian account of free will; and if so, what must that account of free will be like? I am also interested in related questions. Does moral responsibility require free will? If agents do have free will, what is that free will grounded in? Is it grounded in agents being the source of their actions, or is it grounded in agents being able to do other than what they in fact do? Is determinism incompatible with free will, and if so, why? Is in determinism incompatible with free will? If not, where does indeterminism fit into the causal chain leading up to free actions?