The Replication Argument for Incompatibilism

Erkenntnis 84 (6):1341-1359 (2019)

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Patrick Todd
University of Edinburgh
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In this paper, I articulate an argument for incompatibilism about moral responsibility and determinism. My argument comes in the form of an extended story, modeled loosely on Peter van Inwagen’s “rollback argument” scenario. I thus call it “the replication argument.” As I aim to bring out, though the argument is inspired by so-called “manipulation” and “original design” arguments, the argument is not a version of either such argument—and plausibly has advantages over both. The result, I believe, is a more convincing incompatibilist argument than those we have considered previously.
Keywords incompatibilism  compatibilism  free will  moral responsibility  manipulation  rollback argument
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