Character, blameworthiness, and blame: Comments on George Sher's in praise of blame [Book Review]

Philosophical Studies 137 (1):31 - 39 (2008)
In his recent book, In Praise of Blame, George Sher argues (among other things) that a bad act can reflect negatively on a person if that act results in an appropriate way from that person's "character," and defends a novel "two-tiered" account of what it is to blame someone. In these brief comments, I raise some questions and doubts about each of these aspects of his rich and thought-provoking account
Keywords Sher  Blame  Blameworthiness  Character  Agency
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