Download Responsibility: Volume 16, Part 2 (Social Philosophy and by Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller Jr, Jeffrey Paul PDF

By Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred D. Miller Jr, Jeffrey Paul

The essays during this quantity handle questions on accountability that come up in ethical philosophy and criminal conception. a few examine various theories of causality and human service provider, scouting for passable resolutions to the controversies of loose will and determinism, whereas a few examine the matter of accountability within the criminal realm. Others discover libertarian perspectives approximately political freedom and responsibility, whereas nonetheless others study the thought of partial or divided accountability, or the connection among accountability and the feelings.

Show description

Read Online or Download Responsibility: Volume 16, Part 2 (Social Philosophy and Policy) PDF

Best ethics & morality books

Justifying Emotions: Pride and Jealousy (Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory)

The 2 valuable feelings of satisfaction and jealousy have lengthy been held to don't have any function in ethical judgments, and feature been a resource of controversy in either ethics and ethical psychology. Kristjan Kristjansson demanding situations this time-honored view and argues that feelings are primary to ethical excellence and that either satisfaction and jealousy are certainly elements of a well-rounded virtuous lifestyles.

Imagination and Principles: An Essay on the Role of Imagination in Moral Reasoning

What does it suggest to claim that mind's eye performs a job in ethical reasoning, and what are the theoretical and sensible implications? enticing with 3 traditions in ethical idea and confronting them with 3 contexts of ethical perform, this booklet deals a extra entire framework to contemplate those questions.

The Ashgate Research Companion to Military Ethics

This significant other offers students and graduates, serving and retired army pros, participants of the diplomatic and coverage groups considering safety affairs and attorneys who care for army legislation and with foreign legislations on armed conflicts, with a accomplished and authoritative state of the art overview of present examine within the zone of army ethics.

Ethics after Aristotle

From the earliest occasions, philosophers and others have idea deeply approximately moral questions. however it used to be Aristotle who based ethics as a self-discipline with transparent ideas and well-defined obstacles. Ethics After Aristotle makes a speciality of the reception of Aristotelian moral notion within the Hellenistic and Roman worlds, underscoring the thinker's enduring effect at the philosophers who in his footsteps from three hundred BCE to 2 hundred CE.

Extra info for Responsibility: Volume 16, Part 2 (Social Philosophy and Policy)

Example text

A tells B this with the intent that B (who is very jealous, has a nasty temper, and is prone to violence) will kill C. B does so in a fit of jealous rage, making B guilty in many jurisdictions of voluntary manslaughter. A, the theory goes, is guilty of aiding B in the voluntary-manslaughter killing of C, but A is not a voluntary-manslaughter killer of C himself because A did not cause C's death. But A is also guilty of causing C's death by his use of a partly innocent agent, B; since A was not provoked, his causing of C's death is murder.

1. These are the facts of Foster v. 2d 440, 268 R2d 645 (1954). , Smith, "Legal Cause in Actions of Tort" (supra note 38), 230-32. 117 All of these cases are detailed in Edgarton, "Legal Cause" (supra note 20), 356-60. 115 116 28 MICHAEL S. MOORE virtually any dimension, he can be held liable for causing the harm even when the causal relationship between his act and the harm is quite attenuated. III. PRUNING THE LAW'S DEMANDS ON A CONCEPT OF CAUSATION The single greatest common fault of the legal literature on causation has been its credulity with regard to the law's demands on the concept of causation.

See "Introduction," in P. H. , Properties (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997), 18-20. , Properties {supra note 111). 113 See J. L. Mackie's position on facts versus events as causal relata, in The Cement of the Universe {supra note 55). CAUSATION AND RESPONSIBILITY 27 moderate or the extreme form, the law must make sense of there being such tropes and of tropes' being the kinds of things that can stand in the causal relation. I. The causal relation must be temporally asymmetrical The law joins common sense in presupposing that the causal relation is asymmetrical: if x causes y, then it is not the case that y causes x.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.01 of 5 – based on 40 votes