"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 otherwise. Since then, Frankfurt's thesis has been at the center of philosophical discussions on free will and moral responsibility. Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities, edited by David Widerker and Michael McKenna, draws together the most recent work on Frankfurt's thesis by leading theorists in the area of free will and responsibility. As the majority of the essays appear here for the first time, Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities offers the newest developments in this important debate."--Provided by publisher.
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chapter Introduction Michael McKenna and David Widerker chapter 1 Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility / Harry Frankfurt chapter 2 Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities / John Martin Fischer chapter 3 Blameworthiness and Frankfurt's Argument Against the Principle of Alternative Possibilities David Widerker chapter 4 In Defense of the Principle of Alternative Possibilities: Why I Don't Find Frankfurt's Argument Convincing / Carl Ginet chapter 5 Responsibility, Indeterminism and Frankfurt-style Cases: A Reply to Mele and Robb / Robert Kane chapter 6 Classical Compatibilism: Not Dead Yet Bernard Berofsky chapter 7 Bbs, Magnets and Seesaws: The Metaphysics of Frankfurt-style Cases / Frankfurt-style Cases Alfred R. Mele and David Robb chapter 8 Moral Responsibility without Alternative Possibilities / Eleonore Stump chapter 9 Freedom, Foreknowledge and Frankfurt / David P. Hunt chapter 10 Source Incompatibilism and Alternative Possibilities / derk Pereboom chapter 11 Robustness, Control, and the Demand for Morally Sigificant Alternatives: Frankfurt Examples with Oodles and Oodles of Alternatives Michael McKenna chapter 12 Alternate Possibilities and Reid's Theory of Agent-causation / William L. Rowe chapter 13 Responsibility and Agent-causation / John Martin Fischer chapter 14 Soft Libertarianism and Flickers of Freedom / Alfred R. Mele chapter 15 'Ought' Implies 'Can', Blameworthiness, and the Principle of Alternate Possibilities / David Copp chapter 16 The Moral Sigificance of Alternate Possibilities / Michael Zimmerman chapter 17 The Selling of Joseph - A Frankfurtian Interpretation / Charlotte Katzoff chapter 18 Some Thoughts Concerning PAP / Harry Frankfurt.