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Thus, the individual is not a marionette whose every action is Separately eaused by some external force, though the structure of his character may be totally determined by a demonie (or divine) agent. The seeond is the active identification by the agent with certain seeond-order desires. Frankfurt places a great deal of importance on this idea of active identification or appropriation of certain desires as one's own, but coneectes its elusiveness. 20. Bruce Aune, "Can," The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed.

2. See Monroe Beardsley, "Motives and Intentions" this volume. THE INCOMPATIBILITY OF RESPONSIBILITY AND DETERMINISM Peter van Inwagen Many philosophers think that determinism is incompatible with moral responsibility. ·. Determinism is incompatible with moral responsibility. I am one of these philosophers •. I think that both (i) and (ii) are true and I believe that I am in possession of good reasons for thinking this. I am aware, however, that many philosophers think (i) is false. Many philosophers, in fact, think that anyone who accepts (i) convicts himself ipso facto of philosophical incompetence.

The validity of (B) is a more difficult matter. I shall return to it later. 5 My argument will require t wo premises, 'NS' and 'NL'. The former is obviously true, since no human being is rnarally responsible for anything that occurred before any human beings had ever been. The latter is obviously true, since, whatever may be true of God or other supernatural beings, no human being is rnarally responsible for the laws of nature. ) Now the argument. We begin with our consequence of determinism: (l) D (S & L.

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