Responsibility and Control: A Theory of Moral Responsibility / Edition 1

Responsibility and Control: A Theory of Moral Responsibility / Edition 1

by John Martin Fischer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521775795

ISBN-13: 9780521775793

Pub. Date: 03/28/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides a comprehensive, systematic theory of moral responsibility. The authors explore the conditions under which individuals are morally responsible for actions, omissions, consequences, and emotions. The leading idea in the book is that moral responsibility is based on "guidance control." This control has two components: the mechanism that issues

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This book provides a comprehensive, systematic theory of moral responsibility. The authors explore the conditions under which individuals are morally responsible for actions, omissions, consequences, and emotions. The leading idea in the book is that moral responsibility is based on "guidance control." This control has two components: the mechanism that issues in the relevant behavior must be the agent's own mechanism, and it must be appropriately responsive to reasons. The book develops an account of both components. The authors go on to offer a sustained defense of the thesis that moral responsibility is compatible with causal determinism. This major study will interest moral philosophers, legal theorists, and those in religious studies concerned with the issue of moral responsibility.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521775793
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. Moral responsibility: the concepts and challenges; 2. Moral responsibility for actions: weak reasons-responsiveness; 3. Moral responsibility for actions: moderate reasons-responsiveness; 4. Responsibility for consequences; 5. Responsibility for omissions; 6. The direct argument for incompatibilism; 7. Responsibility and history; 8. Taking responsibility; 9. Conclusion; Bibliography.

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