In Praise of Blame

In Praise of Blame

by George Sher
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195187423

ISBN-13: 9780195187427

Pub. Date: 11/24/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Blame is an unpopular and neglected notion: it goes against the grain of a therapeutically oriented culture and has been far less discussed by philosophers than such related notions as responsibility and punishment. This book seeks to show that neither the opposition nor the neglect is justified. The book's most important conclusion is that blame is inseparable from…  See more details below

Overview

Blame is an unpopular and neglected notion: it goes against the grain of a therapeutically oriented culture and has been far less discussed by philosophers than such related notions as responsibility and punishment. This book seeks to show that neither the opposition nor the neglect is justified. The book's most important conclusion is that blame is inseparable from morality itself - that any considerations that justify us in accepting a set of moral principles must also call for the condemnation of those who violate the principles. Properly understood, blame and morality must stand or fall together.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195187427
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/24/2005
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Introduction3
Ch. 2When good people do bad things17
Ch. 3The structure of blameworthy action33
Ch. 4Blame for traits51
Ch. 5What blame is not71
Ch. 6What blame is93
Ch. 7In praise of blame115

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