In David Copp (ed.), Handbook on Ethical Theory. Oxford University Press (2004)

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John Fischer
University of California, Riverside
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Much has been written recently about free will and moral responsibility. In this paper I will focus on the relationship between free will, on the one hand, and various notions that fall under the rubric of “morality,” broadly construed, on the other: deliberation and practical reasoning, moral responsibility, and ethical notions such as “ought,” “right,” “wrong,” “good,” and “bad.” I shall begin by laying out a natural understanding of freedom of the will. Next I develop some challenges to the common-sense view that we have this sort of freedom. I will go on to explore the implications of this challenge for deliberation, moral responsibility, and the central ethical notions.
Keywords Ethics  Free Will  Moral Responsibility
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DOI 10.1093/0195147790.003.0013
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