Analysis 73 (2):283-295 (2013)

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David Widerker
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan
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In a recent paper, John Fischer develops a new argument against the Principle of Alternative Possibilities (PAP) based on a deterministic scenario. Fischer uses this result (i) to rebut the Dilemma Defense - a well-known incompatibilist response to Frankfurt-type counterexamples to PAP; and (ii) to maintain that: If causal determinism rules out moral responsibility, it is not just in virtue of eliminating alternative possibilities. In this article, we argue that Fischer's new argument against PAP fails, thus leaving points (i) and (ii) unsupported
Keywords Frankfurt, Fischer, PAP, Dilemma Defense,  Incompatibilism
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DOI 10.1093/analys/ant013
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