In John Michael Doris (ed.), The Moral Psychology Handbook. Oxford University Press (2010)
Joshua Knobe
Yale University
John M. Doris
Washington University in St. Louis
A great deal of fascinating research has gone into an attempt to uncover the fundamental criteria that people use when assigning moral responsibility. Nonetheless, it seems that most existing accounts fall prey to one counterexample or another. The underlying problem, we suggest, is that there simply isn't any single system of criteria that people apply in all cases of responsibility attribution. Instead, it appears that people use quite different criteria in different kinds of cases. [This paper was originally circulated under the title 'Strawsonian Variations.']
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