Philosophical Review 104 (4):499-524 (1995)
|Abstract||This paper argues that "moral luck," understood as a susceptibility of moral desert to lucky or unlucky outcomes, does not exist. The argument turns on the claim that epistemic inquiry is an indissoluble part of moral responsibility, and that judgment on the moral decision making of others should and can adjust for this fact; test cases which aim to isolate moral dilemmas from epistemic consideration misrepresent our moral experience. If the phenomena believed by some philosophers to exemplify "moral luck" as part of their explanation are analysed in the light of this insight, the case for "moral luck" dissolves|
|Keywords||moral responsibility moral luck epistemic luck altruism moral judgment culpability negligence moral desert punishment moral obligation|
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