Manipulation, Compatibilism, and Moral Responsibility

The Journal of Ethics 12 (3-4):263-286 (2008)

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Alfred Mele
Florida State University
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This article distinguishes among and examines three different kinds of argument for the thesis that moral responsibility and free action are each incompatible with the truth of determinism: straight manipulation arguments; manipulation arguments to the best explanation; and original-design arguments. Structural and methodological matters are the primary focus
Keywords Compatibilism  Free action  Incompatibilism  Manipulation  Moral responsibility  Zygote argument
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DOI 10.1007/s10892-008-9035-x
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