Frankfurt-type examples, obligation, and responsibility

Journal of Ethics 10 (3):255 - 281 (2006)
I examine John Martin Fischer's attempt to block an argument for the conclusion that without alternative possibilities, morally deontic judgments (judgments of moral right, wrong, and obligation) cannot be true. I then criticize a recent attempt to sustain the principle that an agent is morally blameworthy for performing an action only if this action is morally wrong. I conclude with discussing Fisher's view that even if causal determinism undermines morally deontic judgments, it still leaves room for other significant moral assessments including assessments of moral blameworthiness.
Keywords blameworthiness  wrongness  obligation  alternative possibilities  Frankfurt-type examples
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DOI 10.2307/25115860
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