Philosophia 43 (1):205-215 (2015)

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The so-called Direct Argument for the incompatibility of moral responsibility and causal determinism depends on a rule of inference called Rule A, a rule that says no one is even partly morally responsible for a necessary truth. While most philosophers think that Rule A is valid, Stephen Kearns has recently offered several alleged counterexamples to the rule. In the paper, I show that Kearns’ counterexamples are unsuccessful
Keywords Rule A  Direct Argument  Moral responsibility  Free will  Kearns  van Inwagen
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