On Responsibility and Original Sin: A Molinist Suggestion

Faith and Philosophy 38 (1):5-25 (2021)
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A crucial objection to the doctrine of original sin is that it conflicts with a common intuition that agents are morally responsible only for factors under their control. Here, I present an account of moral responsibility by Michael Zimmerman that accommodates that intuition, and I consider it as a model of original sin, noting both attractions and difficulties with the view.

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Mark B. Anderson
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