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Quote from C. Arthur Campbell,

"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 (more quotes by C. Arthur Campbell or books by/about 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


Conscience, Dignity, Freedom, Honor, Morals, Responsibility, Virtue


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