How to Manipulate an Incompatibilistically Free Agent

American Philosophical Quarterly 49 (2):139-49 (2012)
Manipulation cases are usually seen as a problem for compatibilists, and a strength for incompatibilist theories. I present a new case of indirect manipulation, which I claim does not interfere with the manipulated agent's freedom under libertarian criteria. I argue that the only promising libertarian response to my case would undermine Widerker's response to Frankfurt cases, which I take to be the best libertarian strategy for dealing with Frankfurt-type manipulation. I outline a satisfactory compatibilist explanation of my case.
Keywords Frankfurt cases  free will  compatibilism  libertarianism  moral responsibility  manipulation  alternative possibilities
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