Type of Thesis
In this paper I aim to show that we do not have free will (regardless of the truth of determinism), and that we therefore do not have moral responsibility for our actions. However, I also argue that we can still live coherent moral lives in such a world, and that such a view does not commit me to skepticism about morality. I do this by distinguishing between moral responsibility and moral praiseworthiness/blameworthiness, and arguing that the latter is sufficient for moral action and evaluation.
Lutgen, Conor, "Moral Praiseworthiness and Blameworthiness and the Free Will Debate" (2019). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 2023.