An Essay on Moral Responsibility

An Essay on Moral Responsibility

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This superbly crafted account of the notion of moral responsibility and of its relations to freedom, control, ignorance, negligence, attempts, omissions, compulsion, mental disorders, virtues and vices, desert, and punishment fills that gap. The treatment of character and luck is particularly sophisticated and well-argued.(In this connection, note that an incompatibilist account of freedom of action requires that free actions be causal consequences of no event; but clearly they may be consequences, in the aquot;but foraquot; sense, of some event.) Some clear examples ofanbsp;...

Title:An Essay on Moral Responsibility
Author:Michael J. Zimmerman
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated - 1988


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