Master of Arts
Date of Defense
Jill Delston, Ph.D.
Eric Wiland, Ph.D.
Stephanie Ross, Ph.D.
In part 1 of this project, I
- define different forms of coercion;
- outline adaptive preferences;
- argue that indirect doxastic coercion is the unconscious element in adaptive preferences; and
- contextualize these concepts in the black experience.
In part 2, I
- demonstrate how certain segregation policies are a mix of direct practical coercion and indirect doxastic compelled coercion, or indoctrination;
- In the final section I argue that, under desert theory, coercion negates responsibility.
Patterson, RC, "Coercion Negates Responsibility: A Case for Indirect Compelled Doxastic Coercion and Adaptive Preferences as Effects of Practical Coercion" (2016). Theses. 309.