Responsibility, Libertarians, and the “Facts as We Know Them”: A Concern-Based Construal of Strawson’s Reversal

Ethics 128 (3):612-625 (2018)
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David Beglin
University of California, Los Angeles
Abstract
Here, I put forth a construal of P. F. Strawson’s so-called reversal, his view that what it means to be morally responsible is determined by our practices of holding responsible. The “concern-based” construal that I defend holds that what it means to be morally responsible is determined by the basic social concerns of which our practices are an expression. This construal, I argue, avoids a dilemma that Patrick Todd has recently raised for the reversal.
Keywords Value Theory  P.F. Strawson  Freedom and Resentment  Responsibility  Strawsonian Reversal  Free Will  Determinism  Compatibilism  Incompatibilism
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