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Manipulation, machine induction, and bypassing

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A common style of argument in the literature on free will and moral responsibility is the Manipulation Argument. These tend to begin with a case of an agent in a deterministic universe who is manipulated, say, via brain surgery, into performing some action. Intuitively, this agent is not responsible for that action. Yet, since there is no relevant difference, with respect to whether an agent is responsible, between the manipulated agent and a typical agent in a deterministic universe, respons...

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10.1007/s11098-022-01906-2

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
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European Commission
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819757
Publisher:
Springer
Journal:
Philosophical Studies More from this journal
Volume:
180
Pages:
487-507
Publication date:
2022-12-08
Acceptance date:
2022-11-01
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1573-0883
ISSN:
0031-8116
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English
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1300092
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pubs:1300092
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2022-11-07

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