The article aims to show that compatibilism can be defended against Pereboom’s ‘Four Case’ Manipulation Argument (Pereboom 2001), hereinafter referred to as 4-Case MA, by combining the soft-line and the hard-line replies. In the first section, I argue that the original version of the 4-Case MA was refuted by the soft-line reply, but Pereboom’s (2014) modified version of the argument can’t be refuted this way. In the second section, I analyse McKenna’s hard-line reply to the original Pereboom’s 4-Case MA and argue that it wasn’t completely successful. In section three, I present five new Pereboom-style cases. In section four, I argue that these new cases constitute a combination of the soft-line and hard-line defence against Pereboom’s modified multiple case manipulation argument.
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This work was supported by the Russian Science Foundation under Grant No. 18-18-00222.
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Sekatskaya, M. Double Defence Against Multiple Case Manipulation Arguments. Philosophia 47, 1283–1295 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11406-018-0043-1
- Manipulation argument
- Hard-line reply
- Soft-line reply
- Moral responsibility