European Journal of Philosophy 28 (4):1017-1028 (2020)

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Hallvard Lillehammer
Birkbeck College, University Of London
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The aims of this paper are fourfold. The first aim is to characterize two distinct forms of circumstantial moral luck and illustrate how they are implicitly recognized in pre-theoretical moral thought. The second aim is to identify a significant difference between the ways in which these two kinds of circumstantial luck are morally relevant. The third aim is to show how the acceptance of circumstantial moral luck relates to the acceptance of resultant moral luck. The fourth aim is to defuse a legitimate concern about accepting the existence of circumstantial moral luck, namely the fact that its existence implies substantial moral risks.
Keywords Agency  Responsibility  Circumstantial luck
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DOI 10.1111/ejop.12545
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