the University of Rijeka, Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Philosophy
European Journal of Analytic Philosophy vol:3 issue:1 pages:5-20
In this paper, we argue that hard incompatibilism imperils a typical component of loving relations—lovable behavior—if it imperils moral praiseworthiness. We propose that to be lovable behavior, the behavior must exemplify the property of being commendable (the property of being praiseworthy from the standpoint of love), in contrast to being morally praiseworthy (praiseworthy from the point of view of moral duty). But if hard incompatibilism undermines moral praiseworthiness, then it just as surely undermines commendability. Thus, hard incompatibilism imperils a crucial component of loving relationships.