The Most Persuasive Frankfurt Example, and What It Shows: Or Why Determinism Is Not the Greatest Threat to Moral Responsibility
4 Open Journal of Philosophy 2014
4 Pages Posted: 16 May 2014
Date Written: May 14, 2014
In this paper I argue that even if the Principle of Alterative Possibilities (PAP) is satisfied, moral responsibility is more seriously threatened if the Principle of Alternative Possible Reasons (PAPR) is not satisfied. Nor, I argue, is it clear how it could be satisfied. Finally, I suggest that not only moral responsibility, but also normativity itself, is threatened by the failure to satisfy PAPR.
Keywords: free will, reasons, responsibility, alternative possibilities, normativity
JEL Classification: k10
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