Free Will in Rogerian Theory

  • Vlad Beliavsky


Rogers is well known as an adamant advocate of freedom in psychotherapy and psychology overall. Yet, Rogers’s writing and position on free will is largely opaque. The chapter will show that Rogers supports a compatibilist thesis and understands free will as a voluntary, personal choice. I will also argue that Rogers’s perspective fundamentally relates to the hierarchical views on free will.


Rogers Free will Negative freedom Experience of freedom 


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  • Vlad Beliavsky
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  1. 1.Psychology, PhilosophyUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK

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