Acta Analytica 30 (2):157-169 (2015)

David Botting
De La Salle University (PhD)
P.F. Strawson in “Freedom and Resentment” argues that it is self-contradictory for abnormality to be the universal condition. This argument is claimed by Paul Russell to be faulty because conflating abnormality and incapacity, there being no contradiction involved in incapacity being a universal condition. Russell’s critique has become the mainstream view, but it will be shown that from the first-person point of view, universal incapacity could not be any basis on which we could in practice modify our attitudes.
Keywords Strawson  Resentment  Compatibilism  Paul Russell
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