Precis 3 - Alex Sandlin March 2, 2008 Frankfurts Jones...

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Alex Sandlin March 2, 2008 Frankfurts Jones Variation Examples Harry Frankfurt attempts to provide good evidence and examples to what may be wrong with the principle of alternative possibilities. This principle asserts that if an individual chooses one option over another and performs such action, then this individual is morally responsible. Frankfurt provides four examples in an attempt to prove this principle false. Frankfurt expresses his examples through four variations of Jones. Jones 1, in Frankfurt’s first variation of Jones, acts in a way that he has already previously decided. Jones 1 does as he wants, and whether any threats have been made against him, the outcome of his actions will remain the same. Basically, whether coercion or an absence of coercion, Jones 1 will do what he wants and the outcome of his actions will remain the same, unaltered or influenced by an outside source of threat. Jones 2, the second variation of Jones by Frankfurt, is threatened before making a
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course PHIL 1000 taught by Professor Heathwood, during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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Precis 3 - Alex Sandlin March 2, 2008 Frankfurts Jones...

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