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Title: The Trouble with Externalist Compatibilist Autonomy
Authors: Cuypers, Stefaan # ×
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers
Series Title: Philosophical studies: an international journal for philosophy in the analytic tradition vol:129 pages:171-196
Abstract: In this paper, I try to show that externalist compatibilism in the debate on personal autonomy and manipulated freedom is as yet untenable. I will argue that Alfred R. Mele’s paradigmatic, history-sensitive externalism about psychological autonomy in general and autonomous deliberation in particular faces an insurmountable problem: it cannot satisfy the crucial condition of adequacy “H” for externalist theories that I formulate in the text. Specifically, I will argue that, contrary to first appearances, externalist compatibilism does not resolve the CNC manipulation problem. After briefly reflecting on the present status of responses to the manipulation problem in the debate between compatibilists and incompatibilist of various stripes, I will draw the over-all pessimistic conclusion that no party deals with this problem satisfactorily.
ISSN: 0031-8116
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Logic and Analytical Philosophy
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