Free will and moral responsibility in video games

@article{Bartel2015FreeWA,
  title={Free will and moral responsibility in video games},
  author={Christopher Bartel},
  journal={Ethics and Information Technology},
  year={2015},
  volume={17},
  pages={285-293}
}
  • C. Bartel
  • Published 1 December 2015
  • Philosophy
  • Ethics and Information Technology
Can a player be held morally responsible for the choices that she makes within a videogame? Do the moral choices that the player makes reflect in any way on the player’s actual moral sensibilities? Many videogames offer players the options to make numerous choices within the game, including moral choices. But the scope of these choices is quite limited. I attempt to analyze these issues by drawing on philosophical debates about the nature of free will. Many philosophers worry that, if our… 

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