Social Theory and Practice 37 (1):35-45 (2011)
AbstractI discuss two claims defended in Fischer’s recent work. The first is the default status of compatibilism. This is part of a conception of our agency and moral responsibility as being independent of the truth or the falsity of the thesis of determinism. I try to further bolster Fischer’s arguments in favor of this position. The second is Fischer’s defense of the narrative conception of moral responsibility, according to which the value of self-expression supports and explicates the value of being morally responsible. I argue that the cases and insights taken to support the idea that our lives have a distinctive kind of narrative value are best accounted for in other terms.
Similar books and articles
Compatibilism & desert: critical comments on four views on free will.Michael McKenna - 2009 - Philosophical Studies 144 (1):3-13.
John Martin Fischer's The Metaphysics of Free Will: An Essay on Control: Michael S. McKenna.Michael S. McKenna - 1997 - Legal Theory 3 (4):379-397.
Responsibility, manipulation and ownership: Reflections on the Fischer/Ravizza program.Neal Judisch - 2005 - Philosophical Explorations 8 (2):115-130.
Reasons-Responsive Compatibilism and the Consequences of Belief.Neal Judisch - 2007 - The Journal of Ethics 11 (4):357-375.
Moral Responsibility and the Irrelevance of Physics: Fischer’s Semi-compatibilism vs. Anti-fundamentalism.Helen Steward - 2008 - The Journal of Ethics 12 (2):129-145.
Determinism and our self-conception. [REVIEW]Randolph Clarke - 2010 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 80 (1):242-250.
A Pilgrimage Through John Martin Fischer’s Deep Control: Essays on Free Will and Value.Hannah Tierney - 2016 - Criminal Law and Philosophy 10 (1):179-196.
Fischer’s Way: The Next Level. [REVIEW]Saul Smilansky - 2008 - The Journal of Ethics 12 (2):147-155.
Deep Control: A Theory of Moral Responsibility.John Martin Fischer - 2011 - Oxford University Press USA.
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads
Citations of this work
Libertarianism and the Problem of Flip-flopping.Fischer John Martin - 2016 - In Daniel Speak & Kevin Timpe (eds.), Free Will and Theism. Oxford: pp. 48-61.
References found in this work
No references found.