The Attribution of Blame: Causality, Responsibility, and Blameworthiness

The Attribution of Blame: Causality, Responsibility, and Blameworthiness

by K.G. Shaver

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781461295617
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 09/26/2011
Series: Springer Series in Social Psychology
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1985
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Events and Accountability.- Explaining Negative Events.- Attribution in Social Judgment.- Toward a Theory of Blame.- 2. Causes and Explanations.- The Psychological-Context View of Scienific Explanation.- The Nature of Causality.- Causality and the Theory of Blame.- 3. The Attribution of Causality.- Personal and Impersonal Causality.- The Naive Analysis of Action.- Multiple Events: An Individual Differences View.- Multiple Antecedents of Effects or Actions.- Perception of Multiple Causes.- Attribution of Causality.- 4. Dimensions of Responsibility.- Senses of Responsibility.- Moral Responsibility Versus Legal Responsibility.- Causality: A Precondition for Responsibility?.- Standards for Moral Evaluation.- The Dilemma of Determinism.- Characteristics of Voluntary Action.- Some Warnings About Excuses.- Responses to an Accusation.- Dimensions of Responsibility.- 5. Attributions of Responsibility.- Levels of Responsibility.- The Origins of Intention.- Dimensions of Responsibility and Attribution.- 6. Rationality and Bias: Intentions, Reasons, and Motives.- Definitions of Intention.- Reasons as Causes.- Motivation of Perceivers.- 7. Attributions of Causality and Responsibility: Discovered or Imposed?.- What Sorts of Causes?.- Dimensions of Responsibility.- 8. A Theory of Blame.- Metatheory for the Attribution of Blame.- A Theory of Blame Assignment.- The Assignment of Blame.- Conclusions.- References.- Author Index.

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