Manipulators and Moral Standing

Philosophia:1-18 (forthcoming)
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Benjamin Matheson
Stockholm University
Abstract
Manipulation arguments aim to show that compatibilism is false. Usually, they aim to undermine compatibilism by first eliciting the intuition that a manipulated agent is not morally responsible. Patrick Todd's (2012) Moral Standing Manipulation Argument instead aims to first elicit the intuition that a manipulator cannot blame her victim. Todd then argues that the best explanation for why a manipulator cannot blame her victim is that incompatibilism is true. In this paper, I present three lines of defence against this argument for those who agree a manipulator cannot blame her victim.
Keywords moral standing  manipulation argument  compatibilism  incompatibilism  God  Contempt
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DOI 10.1007/s11406-018-0027-1
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