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What Neuroscience Will Tell Us About Moral Responsibility

Daniel C. Dennett

Abstract


The essay is a reflection on determinism, moral and legal responsibility and punishment from the perspective of neuroscience. The author argues that compatibilist free will gives us everything we need to be morally responsible and allows us to maintain a moderately retributivist line of thinking.

Keywords


determinism; neuroscience; legal responsibility; moral responsibility;

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