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Moral Psychology, Volume 4: Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong


This collection of original essays, comments, and replies brings together philosophers and scientists to discuss the relevance of recent neuroscience and psychology to traditional debates about free will and moral responsibility. These prominent authors clearly show that free will and moral responsibility raise many issues that need to be distinguished, and none of them can be addressed adequately without both philosophy and science. Various chapters concern whether free will requires rationality, whether responsibility is fundamentally social, whether the origins of actions in the brain depen ... More

Keywords: Free Will, Responsibility, Determinism, Compatibilism, Neuroscience, Philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780262026680
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262026680.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, editor