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Moral Psychology, Volume 4Free Will and Moral Responsibility$
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Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262026680

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262026680.001.0001

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The Freedom to Choose and Drug Addiction

The Freedom to Choose and Drug Addiction

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(p.279) 7 The Freedom to Choose and Drug Addiction
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Moral Psychology, Volume 4
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P. Read Montague

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262026680.003.0008

Montague proposes a computational model to understand addiction. His key idea is a special kind of reward prediction error signal in addicts. In his comments, Yaffe discusses what Montague's work on the neuroscience of addiction does and does not show about moral responsibility. Sripada then outlines how additional deficits in reflective judgments of addicts might also be relevant to their moral responsibility. Montague replies by agreeing that we need a new generation of models to capture the kinds of considerations raised by his commentators.

Keywords:   Free will, Moral responsibility, Addiction, Reward prediction error, Computational models

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