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A Responsible Egalitarianism

Andrew Mason

in Levelling the Playing Field: The Idea of Equal Opportunity and its Place in Egalitarian Thought

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199264414
eISBN:
9780191718489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264414.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter explores this form of egalitarianism further by asking when justice requires us to hold people responsible for their behaviour by requiring them to bear its costs. Some maintain that ... More


Moral Responsibility and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Steve Vanderheiden

in Atmospheric Justice: A Political Theory of Climate Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195334609
eISBN:
9780199868759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334609.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter begins by introducing the normative principle of responsibility, then surveys several relevant distinctions within the concept of responsibility (causal vs. moral, positive vs. negative) ... More


Introduction: Plan of the volume

SWINBURNE RICHARD

in Free Will and Modern Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264898
eISBN:
9780191754074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264898.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The theme of this volume is the extent to which humans have a free choice of which actions to perform, and what kind of free choice would make them morally responsible for their actions. This ... More


Conclusion

Daniel Butt

in Rectifying International Injustice: Principles of Compensation and Restitution Between Nations

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199218240
eISBN:
9780191711589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218240.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

The conclusion of the book reviews the three forms of morally relevant forms of connection with historic injustice, based on benefit, on the inheritance of entitlement, and on an ongoing failure to ... More


The impossibility of ultimate responsibility?

GALEN STRAWSON

in Free Will and Modern Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264898
eISBN:
9780191754074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264898.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues that the mere fact that a decision has not been fully caused by previous events suggests that these are simply random events for which a person cannot be properly held morally ... More


Moral responsibility and the concept of agency

HELEN STEWARD

in Free Will and Modern Science

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264898
eISBN:
9780191754074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264898.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter argues for the incompatibility of moral responsibility and determinism. The real reason why determinism and moral responsibility are inconsistent is not moral, but metaphysical. The real ... More


Ethics and Humanity: Themes from the Philosophy of Jonathan Glover

N. Ann Davis, Richard Keshen, and Jeff McMahan (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195325195
eISBN:
9780199776412
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325195.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

This book pays to tribute to Jonathan Glover, a pioneering figure whose thought and personal influence have had a significant impact on applied philosophy. In topics that include genetic engineering, ... More


Reason’s Debt to Freedom: Normative Appraisals, Reasons, and Free Will

Ishtiyaque Haji

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199899203
eISBN:
9780199949885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899203.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

To have free will with respect to an act is to have the ability both to perform and to refrain from performing it. This book argues that no one can have practical reasons of a certain sort—“objective ... More


Conclusion

N. J. Sewell‐Rutter

in Guilt by Descent: Moral Inheritance and Decision Making in Greek Tragedy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199227334
eISBN:
9780191711152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227334.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This concluding chapter presents a synthesis of the discussions in the preceding chapters. It argues that issues of familial interaction, causation, human action, and moral responsibility in Attic ... More


Conclusion

Ishtiyaque Haji

in Reason’s Debt to Freedom: Normative Appraisals, Reasons, and Free Will

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199899203
eISBN:
9780199949885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899203.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The final chapter summarizes the book’s principal argument and it draws some general conclusions.


Conversation and the Scope of Moral Responsibility

Michael McKenna

in Conversation and Responsibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199740031
eISBN:
9780199918706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740031.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

This chapter attends to questions of scope. The conversational theory explains blaming on analogy with a conversational response. Central to the explanation is the relation between blamer and blamed. ... More


Conclusion

Michael McKenna

in Conversation and Responsibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199740031
eISBN:
9780199918706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740031.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

This concluding chapter presents an in-depth summary of the overall argument presented in the book by reviewing the discussions of the previous chapters. It reiterates that there are various senses ... More


 Resistance and Responsibility

Ann E. Cudd

in Analyzing Oppression

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780195187434
eISBN:
9780199786213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195187431.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses strategies to resist oppression. It argues that resistance to oppression is possible and morally required, and demonstrates that for virtually all different forms of oppression ... More


Conversation and Responsibility

Michael McKenna

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199740031
eISBN:
9780199918706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740031.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

Moral responsibility can be explained by analogy with a conversation. The relation between a morally responsible agent and those who hold her morally responsible is like the relation between a ... More


The Corporation as Moral Entity

Muel Kaptein and Joha Wempe

in The Balanced Company: A Theory of Corporate Integrity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199255504
eISBN:
9780191698248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255504.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability, Organization Studies

This chapter addresses the question of whether the notion of integrity is applicable to organizations and whether an organization can be viewed as an autonomous entity. It analyzes three positions on ... More


Moral Responsibility: A Conceptual Map

Michael McKenna

in Conversation and Responsibility

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199740031
eISBN:
9780199918706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740031.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

There are different kinds of responsibility, and even different kinds of moral responsibility. This chapter offers a conceptual map of moral responsibility in the accountability sense. In this sense, ... More


Agency and Responsibility: A Common-Sense Moral Psychology

Jeanette Kennett

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199266302
eISBN:
9780191699146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266302.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Is it ever possible for people to act freely and intentionally against their better judgement? Is it ever possible to act in opposition to one's strongest desire? If either of these questions are ... More


Responsibility and Collaboration

F. M. Kamm

in Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, and Permissible Harm

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189698
eISBN:
9780199851096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189698.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Previous chapters have discussed the form of the constraint on harming other people and how this relates to rights that individuals have. This chapter considers agent-focused concerns that may also ... More


Freedom and Belief

Galen Strawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199247493
eISBN:
9780191594830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199247493.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

There are many senses in which we can be said to be free agents, and to be morally responsible. There is also, however, a strong, fundamental, and natural sense in which these things are impossible. ... More


The Impossibility of Ultimate Moral Responsibility

Galen Strawson

in Real Materialism: and Other Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199267422
eISBN:
9780191708343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199267422.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

If we are to be truly or ultimately morally responsible for what we do, we must be truly or ultimately responsible for how we are, at least in certain mental respects. This is because what we ... More


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