Responsibility and the Moral Sentiments

ISBN-10: 0674766237

ISBN-13: 9780674766235

Edition: 1994

Authors: R. Jay Wallace

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Wallace advances a powerful and sustained argument against the common view that accountability requires freedom of will. He also develops a compelling diagnosis of the common assumption that freedom is necessary for responsibility.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 1/8/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

The Problem
The Solution
Emotions and Expectations
The Approach Sketched
Narrowing the Class
Reactive and Nonreactive, Moral and Nonmoral
Irrational Guilt
Responsibility, Blame, and Moral Sanction
Responsibility and the Reactive Emotions
The Reactive Account and Moral Judgment
Methodological Interlude
Understanding the Debate
Strawson's Arguments
Blameworthiness and the Excuses
Excuses and Intentions
Qualities of Will
A Typology of Excuses
Determinism and Excuses
Accountability and the Exemptions
Exemptions and Abilities
Exemptions: Some Cases
Determinism and Rational Powers
Comparisons and Contrasts
The Lure of Liberty
Avoidability and Harm
Opportunity and Possibility
Difficulty and Control
Oughts and Cans
Appendix: Further Emotional Vicissitudes
Appendix: Alternate Possibilities
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