Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility: Volume 1

Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility: Volume 1

by David Shoemaker
     
 

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Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility is a series of volumes presenting outstanding new work on a set of connected themes, investigating such questions as:
—What does it mean to be an agent?
—What is the nature of moral responsibility? Of criminal responsibility? What is the relation between moral and criminal responsibility (if any)?
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Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility is a series of volumes presenting outstanding new work on a set of connected themes, investigating such questions as:
—What does it mean to be an agent?
—What is the nature of moral responsibility? Of criminal responsibility? What is the relation between moral and criminal responsibility (if any)?
—What is the relation between responsibility and the metaphysical issues of determinism and free will?
—What do various psychological disorders tell us about agency and responsibility?
—How do moral agents develop? How does this developmental story bear on questions about the nature of moral judgment and responsibility?
—What do the results from neuroscience imply (if anything) for our questions about agency and responsibility?
OSAR thus straddles the areas of moral philosophy and philosophy of action, but also draws from a diverse range of cross-disciplinary sources, including moral psychology, psychology proper (including experimental and developmental), philosophy of psychology, philosophy of law, legal theory, metaphysics, neuroscience, neuroethics, political philosophy, and more. It is unified by its focus on who we are as deliberators and (inter)actors, embodied practical agents negotiating (sometimes unsuccessfully) a world of moral and legal norms.

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From the Publisher
"David Shoemaker's clear and useful introduction is an indispensable guide to this rich volume...This collection of papers will be a valuable resource for anybody working on theories of agency and moral responsibility. I hope it will also serve as a reminder of the vast range of issues for which a theory of agency matters and of the importance of explanatory breadth as a criterion for theoretical adequacy." — Ethics

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199694853
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2013
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

David Shoemaker is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Murphy Institute at Tulane University. He is the author or co-author of two books and thirty-five articles, many of them having to do with the issues of agency, responsibility, and personal identity.

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