Frankfurt, failure, and finding fault

Sorites 9 (9):47-52 (1998)
Harry Frankfurt's famous examples of overdetermined moral agents who are nevertheless responsible for their actions and omissions have long been hailed as proofs that the ability and/or opportunity to do otherwise is not a necessary condition for moral responsibility. In this paper I use recent clarifications of some of these examples by Frankfurt himself to show that their force relies in part on tacit ceteris paribus assumptions concealing a reliance on PAP that concerns matters of fairness in assessing moral responsibility
Keywords Compatibilism  Failure  Fairness  Fault  Freedom  Metaphysics  Possibility  Responsibility  Frankfurt, H
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