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    Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities: Essays on the Importance of Alternative Possibilities.Michael S. McKenna & David Widerker (eds.) - 2003 - Ashgate.
    Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of Contributors -- Preface -- Foreword -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility -- Chapter 2 Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities -- Chapter 3 Blameworthiness and Frankfurt's Argument Against the Principle of Alternative Possibilities -- Chapter 4 In Defense of the Principle of Alternative Possibilities: Why I Don't Find Frankfurt's Argument Convincing -- Chapter 5 Responsibility, Indeterminism and Frankfurt-style Cases: A Reply to (...)
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    Source incompatibilism, ultimacy, and the transfer of non-responsibility.Michael S. McKenna - 2001 - American Philosophical Quarterly 38 (1):37-51.
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    Alternative Possibilities and the Failure of the Counterexample Strategy.Michael S. McKenna - 1997 - Journal of Social Philosophy 28 (3):71-85.
  4. Freedom, Responsibility, and Action: Essays on the Importance of Alternative Possibilities.Michael S. McKenna & David Widerker (eds.) - 2002 - Ashgate Press.
     
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    Does strong compatibilism survive Frankfurt-style counterexamples?Michael S. Mckenna - 1998 - Philosophical Studies 91 (3):259-64.
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    Guest editor's note.Michael S. McKenna - 2000 - The Journal of Ethics 4 (4):307-307.
    Excerpt from Guest Editor's Note, from Special Issue: Nietzsche and Religion. The papers in this themed edition of the Journal are a selection drawn from those given at the Eighth Annual Conference of the Friedrich Nietzsche Society held at the University of Greenwich in 11-13 September 1998.
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  7. The limits of evil and the role of moral address: A defense of Strawsonian compatibilism. [REVIEW]Michael S. McKenna - 1998 - The Journal of Ethics 2 (2):123-142.
    P.F. Strawson defends compatibilism by appeal to our natural commitment to the interpersonal community and the reactive attitudes. While Strawson''s compatibilist project has much to recommend it, his account of moral agency appears incomplete. Gary Watson has attempted to fortify Strawson''s theory by appeal to the notion of moral address. Watson then proceeds to argue, however, that Strawson''s theory of moral responsibility (so fortified) would commit Strawson to treating extreme evil as its own excuse. Watson also argues that the reactive (...)
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    A Speaker-Meaning Theory of Moral Responsibility.Michael S. McKenna - 1998 - The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 26:53-59.
    In this paper I attempt to give an account of the moral criticizability of motive by appeal to some insights in semantic theory. I maintain that the actions for which we hold persons responsible cannot strictly be understood as expressive of semantic meaning. However, I argue that morally responsible actions can be understood on analogy with a basic Gricean distinction between speaker's and sentence meaning. The analogy suggests that morally responsible actions require a competent moral agent to operate from within (...)
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    Does Strong Compatibilism Survive Frankfurt Counter-Examples?Michael S. Mckenna - 1998 - Philosophical Studies 91 (3):259-264.
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    Guest editor's introduction.Michael S. McKenna - 2000 - The Journal of Ethics 4 (4):309-312.
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    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.
    John Martin Fischer's The Metaphysics of Free Will is devoted to two major projects. First, Fischer defends the thesis that determinism is incompatible with a person's control over alternatives to the actual future. Second, Fischer defends the striking thesis that such control is not necessary for moral responsibility. This review essay examines Fischer's arguments for each thesis. Fischer's defense of the incompatibilist thesis is the most innovative to date, and I argue that his formulation restructures the free will debate. To (...)
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    Moral theory and modified compatibilism.Michael S. McKenna - 1998 - Journal of Philosophical Research 23 (January):441-458.
    Recently there have been a number of attempts to show that free will is not a necessary condition for moral responsibility. It is argued that moral responsibility can be shown to be compatible with determinism even if free will is not. I assess the two most prominent arguments for this position and conclude that neither is sound. There is, however, an argument which does make a prima facie case for this new form of compatibilism. This argument, however, is not decisive. (...)
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    Moral Theory and Modified Compatibilism.Michael S. McKenna - 1998 - Journal of Philosophical Research 23:441-458.
    Recently there have been a number of attempts to show that free will is not a necessary condition for moral responsibility. It is argued that moral responsibility can be shown to be compatible with determinism even if free will is not. I assess the two most prominent arguments for this position and conclude that neither is sound. There is, however, an argument which does make a prima facie case for this new form of compatibilism. This argument, however, is not decisive. (...)
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    Toward a Speaker Meaning Theory of Moral Responsibility.Michael S. McKenna - 2000 - In A. van den Beld (ed.), Moral Responsibility and Ontology. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 247--258.
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    A Reply to McDonald: A Defense in Favor of Requirement Conflicts.Michael S. McKenna - 1997 - Journal of Social Philosophy 28 (1):151-157.
    In “The Presumption in Favor of Requirement Conflicts” Julie McDonald has offered some serious and challenging criticisms of the recent literature centered around the moral dilemmas debate. If McDonald is correct, the philosophers who have contributed to this debate share some questionable presuppositions about the role and significance of an adequate moral theory. It is beyond dispute that the moral dilemmas debate has elevated the importance of requirement conflicts above other types of conflicts. McDonald argues that this is a needlessly (...)
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