Coercion and Volition in Law and Philosophy

Amit Pundik*

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This paper discusses cases in which defendants were coerced to do something they wanted to do anyway. Through these cases a stark divergence between the legal and philosophical discussion of alternative possibilities is highlighted. The paper seeks to vindicate the legal approach to coercion and volition by showing that the legal approach could be accounted for with an epistemic version of the Principle of Alternative Possibilities, a version which is also immune to Frankfurt-type examples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-123
Number of pages17
JournalCanadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2018


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