Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility Volume 6

ISBN : 9780198845539

David Shoemaker
320 Pages
135 x 216 mm
Pub date
Sep 2019
Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility
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Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility is a series of volumes presenting outstanding new work on a set of connected themes, investigating such questions as: * What does it mean to be an agent?
* What is the nature of moral responsibility? Of criminal responsibility? What is the relation between moral and criminal responsibility (if any)?
* What is the relation between responsibility and the metaphysical issues of determinism and free will? * What do various psychological disorders tell us about agency and responsibility? * How do moral agents develop? How does this developmental story bear on questions about the nature of moral judgment and responsibility? * What do the results from neuroscience imply (if anything) for our questions about agency and responsibility? OSAR thus straddles the areas of moral philosophy and philosophy of action, but also draws from a diverse range of cross-disciplinary sources, including moral psychology, psychology proper (including experimental and developmental), philosophy of psychology, philosophy of law, legal theory, metaphysics, neuroscience, neuroethics, political philosophy, and more. It is unified by its focus on who we are as deliberators and (inter)actors, embodied practical agents negotiating (sometimes unsuccessfully) a world of moral and legal norms.


David Shoemaker: Introduction
1 Douglas W. Portmore: Control, Attitudes, and Accountability
2 Jeanette Kennett & Jessica Wolfendale: Self-Control and Moral Security
3 Eric Wiland: (En)Joining Others
4 Angela M. Smith: Who's Afraid of a Little Resentment?
5 Andreas Brekke Carlsson: Shame and Attributability
6 A.G. Gorman: The Minimal Approval Account of Attributability
7 Elizabeth Harman: Moral Testimony Goes Only So Far
8 Michael S. Moore: Contemporary Neuroscience's Epiphenomenal Challenge to Responsibility
9 Travis Timmerman & Philip Swenson: How to be an Actualist and Blame People
10 Elinor Mason: Between Strict Liability and Blameworthy Quality of Will: Taking Responsibility
11 Matt King: Skepticism About the Standing to Blame

About the author: 

David Shoemaker is Professor of Philosophy at the Murphy Institute at Tulane University. He is the author or co-author of two books and thirty-five articles, many of them having to do with the issues of agency, responsibility, and personal identity.

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