Moral responsibility and agents' histories

Philosophical Studies 142 (2):161 - 181 (2009)
To what extent should an analysis of an agent’s being morally responsible for an action that he performed—especially a compatibilist analysis of this—be sensitive to the agent’s history? In this article, I give the issue a clearer focus than it tends to have in the literature, I lay some groundwork for an attempt to answer the question, and I motivate a partial but detailed answer.
Keywords Alternative possibilities  Agents’ histories  Character  Compatibilism  Manipulation  Moral responsibility
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DOI 10.2307/27734362
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Alfred R. Mele (2009). Moral Responsibility and History Revisited. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 12 (5):463 - 475.

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