The Parallel Manipulation Argument

Ethics 126 (4):1075-1089 (2016)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
Matt King has recently argued that the manipulation argument against compatibilism does not succeed by employing a dilemma: either the argument infelicitously relies on incompatibilist sourcehood conditions, or the proponent of the argument leaves a premise of the argument undefended. This article develops a reply to King’s dilemma by showing that incompatibilists can accept its second horn. Key to King’s argument for the second horn’s being problematic is “the parallel manipulation argument.” I argue that King’s use of this argument is problematic, but I suggest that a (modified) parallel manipulation argument is effective for a different, though more restricted, purpose.
Keywords
No keywords specified (fix it)
PhilPapers/Archive ID
CYRTPM
Upload history
Archival date: 2020-01-25
View other versions
Added to PP index
2016-08-23

Total views
73 ( #39,893 of 53,024 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
26 ( #24,665 of 53,024 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.