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Very interesting! Greene and Cohen's claim is about people's views about free will and responsibility in the face of more vivid understandings of brain mechanisms. If I understand your description of Chandler's piece, the change she describes is not about people's views about the nature of responsibility but rather concerns the emergence of new technologies that give us greater ability to control and predict behavior. If I'm right so far, then nothing prevents both phenomena from happening at the same time: G&C could be right that our views about the nature of responsibility will shift, while the technology Chandler describes could affect people's views where new technologies come into play. If they are both right (and I have argued that the G&C view, at least, is currently quite speculative:, then the matter would come down to which force is stronger or faster and how they interact with each other. Thanks Bebhinn!

Yes, Chandler's concern was to examine just our psychological approach to responsibility. We naturally want to make people accountable. Since we do, we may tend to view advances in neuroscience through this 'responsibility-lens' that we already have. We will tend to think that neuroscientific technologies (with the capacities you describe) provide further evidence of when we can and should hold agents responsible. The nature of responsibility itself (and our understanding of responsibility itself) remains untouched by her analysis. I found it interesting precisely for this reason. Even if neuroscience could cause our views about the nature of responsibility to change, we still have an underlying psychological tendency to inculpate and we may take neuroscience to support rather than undermine this. If I have understood you correctly then I agree that the interaction between the two (proposed) phenomena is crucial.

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