Philosophical Studies 162 (2):237-255 (2013)

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Alfred Mele
Florida State University
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Typical incompatibilists about moral responsibility and determinism contend that being basically morally responsible for a decision one makes requires that, if that decision has proximal causes, it is not deterministically caused by them. This article develops a problem for this contention that resembles what is sometimes called the problem of present (or cross-world) luck. However, the problem makes no reference to luck nor to contrastive explanation. This article also develops a solution.
Keywords Incompatibilism  Indeterminism  Free will  Luck  Moral responsibility
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