Debate Assignment

DRUG ADDICTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR ADDICTION

 

you are in the AGAINST group, you will argue against the above that drug addicts are not responsible for their addiction…

 

In 1 page, point form ( references included at the end)

 

· you should consider the following conceptual ideas in defending your position:

 

1- Agency

 

2- Autonomy

 

3- Determinism

 

4- Freedom

 

5- Materialism

 

6- Explanatory reductionism

 

 

Wikipedia: Start here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_responsibility

 

 

Some helpful sources to help you prepare for this:

 

Rise, J, and Halkjelsvik , T. (2019) Conceptualizations of Addiction and Moral Responsibility. Front. Psychol., 28 June 2019

o A great introduction to the two differing views of addiction -the addiction-as-disease model and the addiction as choice model.

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01483/full