This book was published in 2003. 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.

chapter |16 pages

Michael McKenna and David Widerker

Edited ByDavid Widerker, Michael McKenna

chapter 1|9 pages

Alternate Possibilities and Moral Responsibility

ByHarry Frankfurt

chapter 2|26 pages

Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities

ByJohn Martin Fischer

chapter 6|20 pages

Classical Compatibilism: Not Dead Yet

ByBernard Berofsky

chapter 7|12 pages

Bbs, Magnets and Seesaws: The Metaphysics of Frankfurt-style Cases

ByAlfred R. Mele, David Robb

chapter 8|20 pages

Moral Responsibility without Alternative Possibilities

ByEleonore Stump

chapter 9|25 pages

Freedom, Foreknowledge and Frankfurt

ByDavid P. Hunt

chapter 10|15 pages

Source Incompatibilism and Alternative Possibilities 1

ByDerk Pereboom

chapter 12|16 pages

Alternate Possibilities and Reid’s Theory of Agent-causation

ByWilliam L. Rowe

chapter 13|16 pages

Responsibility and Agent-causation

ByJohn Martin Fischer

chapter 14|14 pages

Soft Libertarianism and Flickers of Freedom

ByAlfred R. Mele

chapter 16|25 pages

The Moral Significance of Alternate Possibilities

ByMichael Zimmerman

chapter 17|12 pages

The Selling of Joseph – A Frankfurtian Interpretation

ByCharlotte Katzoff

chapter 18|7 pages

Some Thoughts Concerning PAP

ByHarry Frankfurt