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The Retreat to the Inner Citadel

Neil Levy

in Hard Luck: How Luck Undermines Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199601387
eISBN:
9780191729256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601387.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 7 aims to undermine the view that seeks to preserve moral responsibility by cutting the ties between agents and the world (for instance, by holding that agents are morally responsible for ... More


 Frankfurt‐style Cases, Luck, and Soft Libertarianism

Alfred R. Mele

in Free Will and Luck

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305043
eISBN:
9780199786015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305043.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter clarifies principles of alternative possibilities both for moral responsibility and for free action, locates the most important challenge that Frankfurt-style cases pose for ... More


 A Daring Soft Libertarian Response to Present Luck

Alfred R. Mele

in Free Will and Luck

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195305043
eISBN:
9780199786015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305043.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter constructs a libertarian view that grants the main moral of Frankfurt-style cases, and offers a resolution of the problem of present luck. Attention to how human beings may develop from ... More


The Puzzle(s) of Frankfurt-Style Omission Cases

Carolina Sartorio

in The Ethics and Law of Omissions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190683450
eISBN:
9780190683481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190683450.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Can we be morally responsible for omitting to do things that we were not able to do? Although at first sight it appears that we cannot, some have argued that Frankfurt-style omission cases show ... More


Responsibility and the Actual Sequence

John Martin Fischer

in Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility: Volume 3

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198744832
eISBN:
9780191805974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198744832.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The Frankfurt cases motivate the notion that we should adopt an “actual-sequence” approach to moral responsibility. On this sort of view, moral responsibility does not require freedom to do ... More


Libertarianism and Human Agency

Alfred R. Mele

in Aspects of Agency: Decisions, Abilities, Explanations, and Free Will

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190659974
eISBN:
9780190660000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190659974.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This chapter’s guiding question is about indeterministic agent-internal processes that are still at work in a decision-producing causal stream when a decision results. The question is this: If ... More


Responsibility and Omissions

John Martin Fischer

in The Ethics and Law of Omissions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190683450
eISBN:
9780190683481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190683450.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Mark Ravizza and John Martin Fischer have previously offered an account of moral responsibility for omissions. On this account, the conditions for such responsibility are parallel in an important way ... More


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