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Buddhism on Moral Responsibility

Charles Goodman

in Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375190
eISBN:
9780199871377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375190.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Although Buddhist texts don’t explicitly discuss the problem of free will, they stake out a number of theoretical views that commit them to a certain answer to this problem. Buddhist texts clearly ... More


An Emergentist's Perspective on the Problem of Free Will

Achim Stephan

in Emergence in Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199583621
eISBN:
9780191723483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583621.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

Many problems that have been discussed in the philosophy of mind have been discussed from an emergentist's perspective. But there is little consideration, if any, of the problem of free will. This ... More


Punishment

Charles Goodman

in Consequences of Compassion: An Interpretation and Defense of Buddhist Ethics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195375190
eISBN:
9780199871377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195375190.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

If Buddhists really hold consequentialism and hard determinism, we would expect them to endorse utilitarian views of punishment and reject retributivism. We find this kind of view on the ... More


The Libertarian, Fictionalist, and Compatibilist Responses to Hard Determinism

Michael S. Moore

in Mechanical Choices: The Responsibility of the Human Machine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190863999
eISBN:
9780190864026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863999.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Medical Law

This chapter surveys the various responses to hard determinism, all of which seek to salvage responsibility in the face of the thought that all of our actions and choices are caused by factors over ... More


Free Will: Some Bad News

Saul Smilansky

in Action, Ethics, and Responsibility

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014731
eISBN:
9780262289276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014731.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on two unconventional claims regarding the free will problem. The first contends that the systematical integration of the partial but crucial insights both of compatibilism and ... More


Libertarianism and Theological Determinism

Derk Pereboom

in Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198743958
eISBN:
9780191803956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743958.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the fact that one cannot rationally accept both theological determinism and the libertarian conception of free will, and asks which of the two is preferable. The main reason to ... More


Moral Psychology with Nietzsche

Brian Leiter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780199696505
eISBN:
9780191876288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199696505.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book offers both a reading and defense of Nietzsche’s moral psychology, drawing on both empirical psychological results and contemporary philosophical positions and arguments. Among the views ... More


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