A problem for guidance control

Philosophical Quarterly 58 (233):685-692 (2008)
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Patrick Todd
University of Edinburgh
Neal Tognazzini
Western Washington University
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Central to Fischer and Ravizza's theory of moral responsibility is the concept of guidance control, which involves two conditions: (1) moderate reasons-responsiveness, and (2) mechanism ownership. We raise a worry for Fischer and Ravizza's account of (1). If an agent acts contrary to reasons which he could not recognize, this should lead us to conclude that he is not morally responsible for his behaviour; but according to Fischer and Ravizza's account, he satisfies the conditions for guidance control and is therefore morally responsible. We consider ways in which the account of guidance control might be mended.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9213.2008.576.x
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