Moral responsibility and agents' histories

Philosophical Studies 142 (2):161 - 181 (2008)
Abstract
To what extent should an analysis of an agent’s being morally responsible for an action that he performed—especially a compatibilist analysis of this—be sensitive to the agent’s history? In this article, I give the issue a clearer focus than it tends to have in the literature, I lay some groundwork for an attempt to answer the question, and I motivate a partial but detailed answer.
Keywords Alternative possibilities  Agents’ histories  Character  Compatibilism  Manipulation  Moral responsibility
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DOI 10.1007/s11098-007-9181-1
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