"When we regard a man as morally responsible for an act, we regard him
as a legitimate object of moral praise or blame in respect of it.
But it seems plain that a man cannot be a legitimate object of moral
praise or blame for an act unless in willing the act he is in some
important sense a ‘free’ agent. Evidently free will in some sense,
therefore, is a precondition of moral responsibility."
C. Arthur Campbell
(1897-1973) Glasgow University Professor of Logic and Rhetoric (1938-61), Dean of Faculties (1964-67)
In Defence of Free Will, 1967
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