Manipulation Arguments, Basic Desert, and Moral Responsibility: Assessing Derk Pereboom’s Free Will, Agency, and Meaning in Life

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Abstract

In this paper I critically assess Derk Pereboom’s book, Free Will, Agency, and Meaning in Life. In it, I resist Pereboom’s manipulation argument for incompatibilism and his indictment of desert-based accounts of moral responsibility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-589
Number of pages15
JournalCriminal Law and Philosophy
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2017

Keywords

  • Basic desert
  • Derk Pereboom
  • Desert
  • Hardline reply to manipulation argument
  • Manipulation argument

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Law

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