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Moral responsibility and alternative possibilities : essays on the importance of alternative possibilities

Author: David Widerker; Michael McKenna
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. ©2006
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the relation between free will and moral responsibility. Harry Frankfurt's thesis has been at the center of philosophical discussions on free will and moral responsibility. This book draws on the work on Frankfurt's thesis by leading theorists in the area of free will and responsibility, and offers developments in this debate.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Widerker, David
Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities : Essays on the Importance of Alternative Possibilities
Milton : Taylor and Francis,c2017
Named Person: Harry G Frankfurt; Harry G Frankfurt
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Widerker; Michael McKenna
ISBN: 9781351916738 1351916734 9781315248660 1315248662
OCLC Number: 1005617871
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 364 pages)
Contents: Alternate possibilities and moral responsibility / Harry Frankfurt --
Responsibility and alternative possibilities / John Martin Fischer --
Blameworthiness and Frankfurt's argument against the principle of alternative possibilities / David Widerker --
In defense of the principle of alternative possibilities : why I don't find Frankfurt's argument convincing / Carl Ginet --
Responsibility, indeterminism and Frankfurt-style cases : a reply to Mele and Robb / Robert Kane --
Classical compatibilism : not dead yet / Bernard Berofsky --
Bbs, magnets and seesaws : the metaphysics of Frankfurt-style cases / Alfred R. Mele and David Robb --
Moral responsibility without alternative possibilities / Eleonore Stump --
Freedom, foreknowledge and Frankfurt / David P. Hunt --
Source incompatibilism and alternative possibilities / Derk Pereboom --
Robustness, control, and the demand for morally significant alternatives : Frankfurt examples with oodles and oodles of alternatives / Michael McKenna --
Alternate possibilities and Reid's theory of agent-causation / William L. Rowe --
Responsibility and agent-causation / John Martin Fischer --
Soft libertarianism and flickers of freedom / Alfred R. Mele --
'Ought' implies 'can', blameworthiness, and the principle of alternative possibilities / David Copp --
The moral significance of alternative possibilities / Michael Zimmerman --
The selling of Joseph : A Frankfurtian interpretation / Charlotte Katzoff --
Some thoughts concerning PAP / Harry Frankfurt.
Responsibility: edited by David Widerker and Michael McKenna.

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Explores the relation between free will and moral responsibility. Harry Frankfurt's thesis has been at the center of philosophical discussions on free will and moral responsibility. This book draws on the work on Frankfurt's thesis by leading theorists in the area of free will and responsibility, and offers developments in this debate.

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