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Hume's Naturalism and Strawson's Reconciling Project

Paul Russell

in Freedom and Moral Sentiment: Hume's Way of Naturalizing Responsibility

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195152906
eISBN:
9780199869343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195152905.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The best way to reveal the contemporary relevance and interest of the naturalistic interpretation of Hume's “reconciling project” is to show the striking affinities between it and P. F. Strawson's ... More


Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies

P. M. S Hacker

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199245697
eISBN:
9780191602245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924569X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Consists of 13 thematically linked essays on different aspects of the philosophy of Wittgenstein, by one of the leading commentators on his work. After an opening overview of Wittgenstein’s ... More


The Moral Reactive Attitudes

K. E. Boxer

in Rethinking Responsibility

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199695324
eISBN:
9780191752216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695324.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 3 explores desert of moral blame on a different understanding of moral blame, one on which to morally blame an agent for an action is to hold a negative moral reactive attitude (moral ... 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


On Strawson's Rehabilitation of Metaphysic s

P. M. S Hacker

in Wittgenstein: Connections and Controversies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199245697
eISBN:
9780191602245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924569X.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The logical positivists’ critical attitude towards metaphysics is sketched. Strawson’s conception of descriptive and revisionary metaphysics is described. Revisionary metaphysics is argued to be ... More


Reorienting Strawson's Theory 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/9780199740031.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

P. F. Strawson's theory of moral responsibility is assumed to involve three theses. First, morally responsibility is interpersonal because the nature of being responsible is essentially linked to the ... More


Kant and Transcendentalism

J. L. Mackie

in The Cement of the Universe: A Study of Causation

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198246428
eISBN:
9780191597954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198246420.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter, Mackie examines Kant's account of causation and also that of some more recent Kantian approaches such as those of Bennett and Strawson. He raises questions regarding certain ... More


Moral Sense and the Foundations of Responsibility

Paul Russell

in The Limits of Free Will

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190627607
eISBN:
9780190627638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190627607.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter discusses an important class of new compatibilist theories of agency and responsibility, frequently referred to as reactive attitude theories. Such theories have their roots in another ... More


THE DILEMMA AS REGARDS RESPONSIBILITY

Ingmar Persson

in The Retreat of Reason: A dilemma in the philosophy of life

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199276905
eISBN:
9780191603198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199276900.003.0038
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Since it has been found in earlier chapters of part V that the concept of desert and of rights, along with agent-oriented emotions like anger, gratitude, remorse and feelings of guilt and comparative ... More


Truth

Ian Rumfitt

in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Language Volume 1

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780198836568
eISBN:
9780191873744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836568.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

P. F. Strawson explained truth, as it applies to statements, by saying: ‘one who makes a statement or assertion makes a true statement if and only if things are as, in making the statement, he states ... More


Reasons, Kinds, Ontology

Maria Alvarez

in Kinds of Reasons: An Essay in the Philosophy of Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199550005
eISBN:
9780191720239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550005.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines various kinds of reasons. It classifies reasons into three kinds: justifying, motivating, and explanatory, on account of the three main roles that reasons can play outlined in ... More


Reflective Knowledge: Apt Belief and Reflective Knowledge, Volume II

Ernest Sosa

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199217250
eISBN:
9780191696053
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217250.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book argues for a reflective virtue epistemology based on a kind of virtuous circularity that may be found explicitly or just below the surface in the epistemological writings of Descartes, ... More


Blame: Its Nature and Norms

D. Justin Coates and Neal A. Tognazzini (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199860821
eISBN:
9780199332700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860821.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What precise evaluations and responses constitute blame? Is it most centrally a judgment, or is it an emotion, or something else? Does blame express a demand or embody a protest, or does it simply ... More


P. F. Strawson’s Consequentialism

Victoria McGeer

in Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility, Volume 2: 'Freedom and Resentment' at 50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198722120
eISBN:
9780191789212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722120.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter revisits the arguments of “Freedom and Resentment” in order to challenge the dominant non-consequentialist reading of Strawson’s account of responsibility. On the interpretation offered ... More


Beliefs and Motivating Reasons

Maria Alvarez

in Kinds of Reasons: An Essay in the Philosophy of Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199550005
eISBN:
9780191720239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550005.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explores the relation between beliefs and motivating reasons. In it, an unusual interpretation of the claim that motivating reasons are beliefs is defended. On this interpretation, ... More


Freedom and Forgiveness

Lucy Allais

in Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility, Volume 2: 'Freedom and Resentment' at 50

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198722120
eISBN:
9780191789212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722120.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter pursues Strawson’s project in “Freedom and Resentment” by exploring the connection between forgiveness and free will. It is argued that Strawson’s notion of reactive attitudes is helpful ... More


Responsibility, Naturalism, and “The Morality System” *

Paul Russell

in Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility Volume 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199694853
eISBN:
9780191757792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694853.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Even those who follow the general strategy of P. F. Strawson’s enormously influential “Freedom and Resentment” accept that his strong naturalist program needs to be substantially modified, if not ... More


Intellectual Autobiography

P. F. Strawson

in Philosophical Writings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199587292
eISBN:
9780191728747
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587292.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter presents an autobiography of P. F. Strawson. It details his family background, education, military career, and career as an academic philosopher. Strawson also briefly talks about his ... More


The Problem of Other Minds; Some Preliminaries

Paul F. Snowdon

in Knowing Other Minds

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198794400
eISBN:
9780191882609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198794400.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter aims to develop some thoughts about the nature of the problem of other minds, rather than offer a solution. In section 1, the character of the problem of other minds is contrasted with ... More


Language and Communication

Michael Dummett

in The Seas of Language

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236214
eISBN:
9780191597350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236212.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

There is a contest between the view that the primary function of language is that of an instrument of communication and the view that it is that of a vehicle of thought. But such a dilemma is ... More


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