• 621 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
19972019
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Research Output 1997 2019

  • 621 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 37 Article
  • 13 Chapter
  • 5 Book
  • 3 Foreword/postscript
2019
Free Will
Compatibilist
Incompatibilist
Derk Pereboom
Criticism

Moral responsibility: The next generation

McKenna, M. S., Jun 1 2019, In : Social Philosophy and Policy. 36, 1, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

responsibility
Moral Responsibility
2 Citations (Scopus)

The Free Will Debate and Basic Desert

McKenna, M. S., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Ethics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Free Will
Compatibilist
Incompatibilist
Dispute
Wrongdoing
2018

Introduction

McKenna, M. S. & Widerker, D., Jan 12 2018, Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities: Essays on the Importance of Alternative Possibilities. Taylor and Francis, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

freedom of will
responsibility
human being
1 Citation (Scopus)

Power, social inequities, and the conversational theory of moral responsibility

McKenna, M. S., Apr 19 2018, Social Dimensions of Moral Responsibility. Oxford University Press, p. 38-58 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Moral Responsibility
Social Power

Resisting Todd's moral-standing zygote argument

McKenna, M. S., Jan 1 2018, In : Philosophical Quarterly. 68, 273, p. 657-678 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Moral Standing
Causes
Incompatibilism
Compatibilist
Moral Responsibility
5 Citations (Scopus)

Robustness, control, and the demand for morally significant alternatives: Frankfurt examples with oodles and oodles of alternatives

McKenna, M. S., Jan 12 2018, Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities: Essays on the Importance of Alternative Possibilities. Taylor and Francis, p. 201-217 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

demand

Shoemaker’s responsibility pluralism: reflections on Responsibility from the Margins

McKenna, M. S., Jan 30 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Philosophical Studies. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pluralism
Responsibility
2017

A critical assessment of Pereboom’s Frankfurt-style example

McKenna, M. S., Oct 25 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Philosophical Studies. p. 1-13 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Moral Responsibility
Omission
Derk Pereboom
Supplements
2 Citations (Scopus)

Does Situationism Threaten Free Will and Moral Responsibility?

McKenna, M. S. & Warmke, B., Jan 1 2017, In : Journal of Moral Philosophy. 14, 6, p. 698-733 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Free Will
Moral Responsibility
Situationism
Situationists
Ethical Theory

Introduction

McKenna, M. S. & Widerker, D., Sep 29 2017, Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities: Essays on the Importance of Alternative Possibilities. Taylor and Francis Inc., p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

Alternative Possibilities
Moral Responsibility
Free Will
Theorists
Attack

Preface

Widerker, D. & McKenna, M. S., Sep 29 2017, Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities: Essays on the Importance of Alternative Possibilities. Taylor and Francis Inc., p. ix-x

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

6 Citations (Scopus)

Robustness, control, and the demand for morally significant alternatives: Frankfurt examples with Oodles and Oodles of alternatives

McKenna, M. S., Sep 29 2017, Moral Responsibility and Alternative Possibilities: Essays on the Importance of Alternative Possibilities. Taylor and Francis Inc., p. 201-218 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Robustness
Frankfurt Examples
1 Citation (Scopus)

Theories of moral responsibility and the responsibility barter game

McKenna, M. S., Jan 1 2017, Reflections on Ethics and Responsibility: Essays in Honor of Peter A. French. Springer International Publishing, p. 71-84 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

barter
responsibility
Moral Responsibility
Responsibility
2016
4 Citations (Scopus)

A Modest Historical Theory of Moral Responsibility

McKenna, M. S., Jun 13 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Ethics. p. 1-23 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Theorists
Moral Responsibility
Historical Theory
Harry Frankfurt
History
1 Citation (Scopus)

Crossing a mesh theory with a reasons-responsive theory: Unholy spawn of an impending apocalypse or love child of a new dawn?

McKenna, M. S. & Van Schoelandt, C., Jan 1 2016, Agency, Freedom, and Moral Responsibility. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 44-64 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Love
Apocalypse

In defense of a challenge to moral responsibility skepticism: A reply to levy

McKenna, M. S., Jan 1 2016, Agency, Freedom, and Moral Responsibility. Palgrave Macmillan, p. 204-206 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Moral Responsibility
Skepticism
2 Citations (Scopus)
freedom of will
desert
manipulation
responsibility
Moral Responsibility

Quality of Will, Private Blame and Conversation: Reply to Driver, Shoemaker, and Vargas

McKenna, M. S., Jan 5 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Criminal Law and Philosophy. p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

conversation
driver
critic
responsibility
Responsibility
2015
5 Citations (Scopus)

Free will, moral responsibility, and mental illness

Kozuch, B. & McKenna, M. S., Sep 16 2015, Philosophy and Psychiatry: Problems, Intersections and New Perspectives. Taylor and Francis Inc., p. 89-113 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Mental Illness
Free Will
Moral Responsibility
2014

Critical notice

Robinson, M. & McKenna, M. S., 2014, In : Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. 89, 2, p. 485-489 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Citations (Scopus)

Resisting the manipulation argument: A hard-liner takes it on the Chin

McKenna, M. S., 2014, In : Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. 89, 2, p. 467-484 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Compatibilist
Manipulation
Derk Pereboom
Incompatibilism
2 Citations (Scopus)
Metaphysical
Free Will
Compatibility
2013
3 Citations (Scopus)

Defending conversation and responsibility: reply to Dana Nelkin and Holly Smith

McKenna, M. S., 2013, In : Philosophical Studies. 171, 1, p. 73-84 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Responsibility
Sensemaking
Responsibility
Compatibilism
2012
2 Citations (Scopus)

Contemporary Compatibilism: Mesh Theories and Reasons-Responsive Theories

McKenna, M. S., Sep 18 2012, The Oxford Handbook of Free Will: Second Edition. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Compatibilism
Compatibilist
Reasons for Action
Manipulation
Weakness of Will
163 Citations (Scopus)

Conversation and Responsibility

McKenna, M. S., May 24 2012, Oxford University Press. 272 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Responsibility
Moral Responsibility
Utterance
Apology
Speaker Meaning
4 Citations (Scopus)

Defending nonhistorical compatibilism: A reply to Haji and Cuypers

McKenna, M. S., Oct 2012, In : Nous-Supplement: Philosophical Issues. 22, 1, p. 264-280 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Compatibilism
1 Citation (Scopus)
Free Will
Reactive Attitudes
Resentment
P. F. Strawson
Responsibility

Introduction: Perspectives on P.F. Strawson's “freedom and resentment”

McKenna, M. S. & Russell, P., Jan 1 2012, Free Will and Reactive Attitudes: Perspectives on P.F. Strawson's 'Freedom and Resentment'. Ashgate Publishing Ltd, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

P. F. Strawson
Resentment
19 Citations (Scopus)
History
Compatibilist
Resilience
Moral Responsibility
Manipulation
1 Citation (Scopus)

The limits of evil and the role of moral address: A defense of Strawsonian compatibilism

McKenna, M. S., Jan 1 2012, Free Will and Reactive Attitudes: Perspectives on P.F. Strawson's 'Freedom and Resentment'. Ashgate Publishing Ltd, p. 201-218 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Evil
Compatibilism
Reactive Attitudes
Compatibilist
Excuse
2011
8 Citations (Scopus)

Disenabling levy's frankfurt-style enabling cases

Haji, I. & McKenna, M. S., Sep 2011, In : Pacific Philosophical Quarterly. 92, 3, p. 400-414 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Frankfurt-style Cases
Causal
Resources
2010
5 Citations (Scopus)

Whose argumentative burden, which incompatibilist arguments? - Getting the dialectic right

McKenna, M. S., Sep 2010, In : Australasian Journal of Philosophy. 88, 3, p. 429-443 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Incompatibilist
Burden
Dialectics
Compatibilist
Free Will
2009
13 Citations (Scopus)

Compatibilism & desert: Critical comments on four views on free will

McKenna, M. S., May 2009, In : Philosophical Studies. 144, 1, p. 3-13 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Free Will
Compatibilist
Compatibilism
Derk Pereboom
Revisionist
1 Citation (Scopus)

Moral monster or responsible person? Memento's leonard as a case study in defective agency

McKenna, M. S., May 17 2009, Memento. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, p. 23-43 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Person
Memento
2008
74 Citations (Scopus)

A hard-line reply to pereboom's four-case manipulation argument

McKenna, M. S., Jul 2008, In : Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. 77, 1, p. 142-159 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Manipulation
15 Citations (Scopus)

Frankfurt's argument against alternative possibilities: Looking beyond the examples

McKenna, M. S., 2008, In : Nous. 42, 4, p. 770-793 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alternative Possibilities
Responsibility
Person
Defeat
Harry Frankfurt
26 Citations (Scopus)
Free Will
Reactive Attitudes
Resentment
P. F. Strawson
Responsibility
2 Citations (Scopus)

Introduction: Perspectives on P.F. Strawson's "freedom and resentment"

McKenna, M. S. & Russell, P., 2008, In : Unknown Journal. p. 1-17 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

P. F. Strawson
Resentment
27 Citations (Scopus)

Putting the lie on the control condition for moral responsibility

McKenna, M. S., May 2008, In : Philosophical Studies. 139, 1, p. 29-37 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Moral Responsibility
Responsibility
Compromise
Resources
Criticism
11 Citations (Scopus)

Saying good-bye to the direct argument the right way

McKenna, M. S., Jul 2008, In : Philosophical Review. 117, 3, p. 349-383 35 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

The limits of evil and the role of moral address: A defense of Strawsonian compatibilism

McKenna, M. S., 2008, Free Will and Reactive Attitudes: Perspectives on P.F. Strawson's 'Freedom and Resentment'. Ashgate Publishing Ltd, p. 201-218 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Evil
Compatibilism
2007

Symposium on free will and luck: introduction

Levy, N. & McKenna, M. S., Jun 1 2007, In : Philosophical Explorations. 10, 2, p. 151-152 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2006

Guest Editor's Introduction

McKenna, M. S., Aug 2006, In : Journal of Ethics. 10, 3, p. 211-227 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2005
19 Citations (Scopus)

Reasons reactivity and incompatibilist intuitions

McKenna, M. S., Jun 1 2005, In : Philosophical Explorations. 8, 2, p. 131-143 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Incompatibilist
Intuition
Reactivity
23 Citations (Scopus)

The relationship between autonomous and morally responsible agency

McKenna, M. S., Jan 1 2005, Personal Autonomy: New Essays on Personal Autonomy and its Role in Contemporary Moral Philosophy. Cambridge University Press, p. 205-234 30 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Person
Legitimacy
Personhood
Autonomy
27 Citations (Scopus)

Where Frankfurt and Strawson meet

McKenna, M. S., 2005, In : Midwest Studies in Philosophy. 29, 1, p. 163-180 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle