Recent Work on Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Neil Levy

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    In this article we survey six recent developments in the philosophical literature on free will and moral responsibility: (1) Harry Frankfurt's argument that moral responsibility does not require the freedom to do otherwise; (2) the heightened focus upon the source of free actions; (3) the debate over whether moral responsibility is an essentially historical concept; (4) recent compatibilist attempts to resurrect the thesis that moral responsibility requires the freedom to do otherwise; (5) the role of the control condition in free will and moral responsibility, and finally (6) the debate centering on luck.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)96-133
    Number of pages38
    JournalPhilosophy Compass
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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