More Trouble for Direct Source Incompatibilism: Reply to Yang [Book Review]

Acta Analytica 27 (3):335-344 (2012)

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Charles Hermes
University of Texas at Arlington
Joe Campbell
Washington State University
Abstract
Direct source incompatibilism (DSI) is the conjunction of two claims: SI-F: there are genuine Frankfurt-style counterexamples (FSCs); SI-D: there is a sound version of the direct argument (DA). Eric Yang ( 2012 ) responds to a recent criticism of DSI (Campbell 2006 ). We show that Yang misses the mark. One can accept Yang’s criticisms and get the same result: there is a deep tension between FSCs and DA, between SI-F and SI-D. Thus, DSI is untenable. In this essay, we use an important yet overlooked distinction between truthmakers and determiners to help drive this point home
Keywords The direct argument  Frankfurt-style counterexamples  Moral responsibility  Source incompatibilism  Truthmakers
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