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Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities

Essays on the Importance of Alternative Possibilities

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Published by Ashgate Publishing .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethics & moral philosophy,
  • Philosophy of mind,
  • Responsibility,
  • Free Will & Determinism,
  • Philosophy,
  • Frankfurt, Harry G,
  • Frankfurt, Harry G.,,
  • 1929-,
  • Free will and determinism

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsDavid Widerker (Editor), Michael McKenna (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages280
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7989719M
    ISBN 100754604950
    ISBN 109780754604952

    Hey, welcome thecone The incompatibility between moral responsibility and determinism is a tricky one, the latter fixed and so the idea of alternate possibilities is really that someone could have acted differently or seems plausible enough, there needs to be some contrast.   "Book Review: Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities" published on 01 Jan by : Carlos J. Moya.

    This book explores an important issue within the free will debate: the relation between free will and moral responsibility. In his seminal article "Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility", Harry Frankfurt launched a vigorous attack on the standard conception of that relation, questioning the claim that a person is morally responsible for what she has done only if she could have done. –––, , “Some Thoughts Concerning PAP”, in Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities: Essays on the Importance of Alternative Possibilities, David Widerker and Michael McKenna (eds.), Burlington, VT: Ashgate, pp. –

    Prices (including delivery) for Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities by David Widerker. ISBN: ALTERNATE POSSIBILITIES AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITY 83I being unable to do otherwise. The principle of alternate possi-bilities may in this way derive some credibility from its association with the very plausible proposition that moral responsibility is ex-cluded by coercion. It is not right, however, that it should do so. The fact that a per-.


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This book explores an important issue within the free will debate: the relation between free will and moral responsibility. In his seminal article 'Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility', Harry Frankfurt launched a vigorous attack on the standard conception of that relation, questioning the claim that a person is morally responsible for what she has done only if she could have done Cited by: Book Description.

This book explores an important issue within the free will debate: the relation between free will and moral responsibility. In his seminal article 'Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility', Harry Frankfurt launched a vigorous attack on the standard conception of that relation, questioning the claim that a person is morally responsible for what she has done only if.

Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This book explores an important issue w /5(3). So responsibility and alternative possibilities go together after all, and PAP would remain true—moral responsibility requires alternative possibilities—when free choices are not determined.

6 If this objection is correct, it would show that Frankfurt-type examples will not work in an indeterministic world in which some choices or actions. 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. In problem of moral responsibility: Contemporary compatibilism. In an influential paper, “Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility” (), the American philosopher Harry Frankfurt questioned whether the ability to do otherwise is truly necessary for e that John is on his way to a voting booth and is undecided about whether to vote for candidate A or.

Alternate Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities book and Moral Responsibility Harry G. Frankfurt The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 66, No.

(Dec. 4, ), pp. Stable URL:File Size: 1MB. Being held responsible, in this sense, is being an appropriate target for attitudes such as praise and blame. Moral responsibility is typically thought to require free will, as per condition (c) above.

The principle of alternative possibilities is the claim that moral responsibility requires the ability to have done otherwise. This isn’t. Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities: Essays on the Importance of Alternative Possibilities - Kindle edition by Widerker, David, McKenna, Michael.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities: Essays on the Importance of Cited by:   This book explores an important issue within the free will debate: the relation between free will and moral responsibility.

In his seminal article 'Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility', Harry Frankfurt launched a vigorous attack on the standard conception of that relation, questioning the claim that a person is morally responsible for what she has done only if she could have done Author: David Widerker.

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

[David Widerker; Michael McKenna;] -- The ideas expressed in this series of essays are an exploration of the responsibility of the individual in relation to that individual's understanding of the manner in which he or she acts as a.

Explores aspects of responsibility, including moral accountability; hierarchy, rationality, and the real self; and ethical responsibility and alternative possibilities.

Preview this book» What people are saying - 5/5(3). Frankfurt cases (also known as Frankfurt counterexamples or Frankfurt-style cases) were presented by philosopher Harry Frankfurt in as counterexamples to the principle of alternate possibilities (PAP), which holds that an agent is morally responsible for an action only.

This book explores an important issue within the free will debate: the relation between free will and moral responsibility. In his seminal article 'Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility', Harry Frankfurt launched a vigorous attack on the standard conception of that relation, questioning the claim that a person is morally responsible for what she has done only if she could have done /5(3).

There is a set of challenges to the intuitive and natural picture of ourselves as having a certain sort of control. For certain incompatibilists about causal determinism and moral responsibility, the reason why determinism threatens moral responsibility is that it rules out alternative by: 3.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: vi, pages ; 25 cm: Contents: Introduction, Michael McKenna and David Widerker; 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.

1st Edition Published on Novem by Routledge This book was publuished in This book explores an important issue within the free will debate: the Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities: Essays on the Impo.

Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities: Essays on the Importance of Alternative Possibilities. DOI link for Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities: Essays on the Importance of Alternative Possibilities.

Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities: Essays on the Importance of Alternative Possibilities bookCited by:   Article [PDF] 'Alternative Possibilities and Moral Responsibility' -- Harry G. Frankfurt () (principle of alternative possibilities) criterion of Free Will, and interpretations of what Frankfurt's thought experiment shows.

(he has spent a good bit of the book arguing this), and thus that PAP will remain true vis-a-vis. This book explores an important issue within the free will debate: the relation between free will and moral responsibility.

In his seminal article 'Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility', Harry Frankfurt launched a vigorous attack on the standard conception of that relation, questioning the claim that a person is morally responsible for what she has done only if she could have done.

Abstract. Is choice necessary for moral responsibility? And does choice imply alternative possibilities of some significant sort? This paper will relate these questions to the argument initiated by Harry Frankfurt that alternative possibilities are not required for moral responsibility, and to John Martin Fischer and Mark Ravizza's extension of that argument in terms of guidance control in a Cited by: 4.The essays in this volume explore this question.

There are, it seems, good reasons to doubt that moral responsibility requires alternative possibilities. The starting point for this debate is Harry Frankfurt's now classic paper, 'Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility', which is duly reprinted here.This book was published in This book explores an important issue within the free will debate: the relation between free will and moral responsibility.

In his seminal article "Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility", Harry Frankfurt.