Indeterminism and Frankfurt-type examples

Philosophical Explorations 2 (1):42-58 (1999)
Abstract
I assess Robert Kane's view that global Frankfurt-type cases don't show that freedom to do otherwise is never required for moral responsibility. I first adumbrate Kane's indeterminist account of free will.This will help us grasp Kane's notion of ultimate responsibility, and his claim that in a global Frankfurt-type case, the counterfactual intervener could not control all of the relevant agent's actions in the Frankfurt manner, and some of those actions would be such that the agent could have done otherwise. Appealing to considerations of responsibility and luck, I then show that the global cases survive Kane's objections.
Keywords Free Will  Indeterminism  Metaphysics  Moral Responsibility  Frankfurt, H  Kane, R
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Jennifer Lackey (2008). What Luck is Not. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 86 (2):255 – 267.
Manuel Vargas (2012). Why the Luck Problem Isn't. Philosophical Issues 22 (1):419-436.

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