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    Moral Responsibility and the Ability to Do Otherwise.Gordon Pettit - 2005 - Journal of Philosophical Research 30:303-319.
    Frankfurt-style examples (FSEs) cast doubt on the initially plausible claim that an ability to do otherwise is necessary for moral responsibility. Following the lead of Peter van Inwagen and others, I argue that if we are careful in distinguishing events by causal origins, then we see that FSEs fail to show that one may be morally responsible for x, yet have no alternatives to x. I provide reasons for a fine-grained causal origins approach to events apart from the context of (...)
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  2. Moral Objectivity, Simplicity, and the Identity View of God.Gordon Pettit - 2009 - Philosophia Christi 11 (1):126-144.
    In contrast to the most common view, I argue that one can consistently affirm that fundamental moral principles are objective and invariable, and yet are dependent on God. I explore and reject appealing to divine simplicity as a basis for affirming this conjunction. Rather, I develop the thesis that God is identical to the Good (the Identity View or IV) and argue that the IV does not fall to the criticisms of simplicity. I then consider a divine will theory (DWT) (...)
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  3. Conditions of Moral Responsibility.Gordon Pettit - 2000 - Dissertation, University of Notre Dame
    The conditions of moral responsibility include having the right kind and amount of control over actions, events or states of affairs that are morally significant. Both metaphysical issues and normative concerns are relevant, and these are extensively intertwined. This dissertation proposes a framework for an original theory of moral responsibility. The idea that rational autonomy is required for moral responsibility is developed and defended. I clarify various aspects of rationality and the nature of autonomy in the context of my topic. (...)
     
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    Martha Nussbaum: Anger and forgiveness: resentment, generosity, justice: Oxford University Press, New York, 2016, xii + 315 pp, $24.95.Gordon Pettit - 2019 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 85 (2):259-263.
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    Mundane or Incredible!?: Identifying When an Explanation Is Required.Gordon Pettit - 2008 - American Philosophical Quarterly 45 (2):199 - 204.
    The article explores the difference between something being merely extremely improbable but believable and something being literally incredible–unbelievably improbable without intervention of some sort. In the former case, a rational person would not expect a special explanation for the occurrence, but in the latter, she does. John Leslie and Peter van Inwagen have proposed principles that can be used to distinguish the two types of cases. The weaknesses of their principles are shown and a revised principle is proposed that is (...)
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    Living Without Free Will. [REVIEW]Gordon Pettit - 2002 - Faith and Philosophy 19 (3):368-371.
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