Dealing with the past: responsibility and personal history

Philosophical Studies 164 (1):141-161 (2013)

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I argue that unfortunate formative circumstances do not undermine the warrant for either responsibility or blame. I then diagnose the tendency to think that formative circumstances do matter in this way, arguing that knowledge of these circumstances can play an essential epistemic role in our interpersonal interactions

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Kyla Ebels-Duggan
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