Manipulation, Moral Responsibility, and Bullet Biting

The Journal of Ethics 17 (3):167-184 (2013)

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This article’s guiding question is about bullet biting: When should compatibilists about moral responsibility bite the bullet in responding to stories used in arguments for incompatibilism about moral responsibility? Featured stories are vignettes in which agents’ systems of values are radically reversed by means of brainwashing and the story behind the zygote argument. The malady known as “intuition deficit disorder” is also discussed.

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Alfred Mele
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