The direct argument and the burden of proof

Ira M. Schnall, David Widerker

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Peter van Inwagen's Direct Argument (DA)‪ for incompatibilism purports to establish incompatibilism with respect to moral responsibility and determinism without appealing to assumptions that compatibilists usually consider controversial.‪ Recently, Michael McKenna has presented a novel critique of DA.‪ McKenna's critique raises important issues about philosophical dialectics.‪ In this article, we address those issues and contend that his argument does not succeed
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-36
Number of pages12
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2012


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