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Published: 26 December 2011

256 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199742981

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Deep Control

Essays on Free Will and Value

John Martin Fischer

  • The essays--including a new, previously unpublished introduction--provide a systematic defense of the notion that moral responsibility does not require freedom to choose and do otherwise.
  • Fischer offers an original answer to the "luck problem" (for libertarian accounts of moral responsibility) that is continuous with his defense of the contention (that moral responsibility does not require alternative possibilities).
  • Offers a taxonomy and evaluation of various "normative" accounts of moral responsibility
  • Contends that the distinction between "metaphysical" and "normative" accounts of moral responsibility is under-theorized, and provides the beginnings of the required theory.

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