"Responsiveness and Moral Responsibility" Discussion Questions

John Martin Fischer
  1. Explain Fischer’s distinction between weak and strong reason-responsiveness. Why does he think that only weak reason-responsiveness is required for moral responsibility?
  2. Explain the connections Fischer draws between epistemology and moral responsibility?
  3. What is semicompatibilism? Explain why Fischer thinks that semicompatibilism is the best theory of moral responsibility?
  4. What problem does Fischer raise for “mesh” theories of moral responsibility? Why isn’t his view subject to this worry?
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