Cambridge University Press (1998)

John Fischer
University of California, Riverside
This book provides a comprehensive, systematic theory of moral responsibility. The authors explore the conditions under which individuals are morally responsible for actions, omissions, consequences, and emotions. The leading idea in the book is that moral responsibility is based on 'guidance control'. This control has two components: the mechanism that issues in the relevant behavior must be the agent's own mechanism, and it must be appropriately responsive to reasons. The book develops an account of both components. The authors go on to offer a sustained defense of the thesis that moral responsibility is compatible with causal determinism.
Keywords Control  Ethics  History  Moral Theory  Responsibility
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Call number BJ1451.F57 1998
ISBN(s) 9780521775793   978-0-511-81459-4   0521775795   9780511814594   0521480558
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