Towards a Structural Ownership Condition on Moral Responsibility

Canadian Journal of Philosophy:1-23 (forthcoming)
Authors
Benjamin Matheson
Stockholm University
Abstract
In this paper, I propose and defend a structural ownership condition on moral responsibility. According to the condition I propose, an agent owns a mental item if and only if it is part of or is partly grounded by a coherent set of psychological states. As I discuss, other theorists have proposed or alluded to conditions like psychological coherence, but each proposal is unsatisfactory in some way. My account appeals to narrative explanation to elucidate the relevant sense of psychological coherence.
Keywords moral responsibility  non-historicism  structuralism  manipulation  coherence  narrative  ownership
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1080/00455091.2018.1480853
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 36,003
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person.Harry G. Frankfurt - 1971 - Journal of Philosophy 68 (1):5-20.
Reasons and Persons.Derek Parfit - 1984 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 47 (2):311-327.
Knowing One's Own Mind.Donald Davidson - 1987 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 60 (3):441-458.
Against Narrativity.Galen Strawson - 2004 - Ratio 17 (4):428-452.

View all 30 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Compatibilism and Personal Identity.Benjamin Matheson - 2014 - Philosophical Studies 170 (2):317-334.
Moral Responsibility, Authenticity, and Ownership.Matthew T. Flummer - 2016 - Journal of Value Inquiry 50 (3):525-538.
Looking for Moral Responsibility in Ownership: A Way to Deal with Hazards of GMOs.Zoë Robaey - 2015 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 28 (1):43-56.
Transferring Moral Responsibility for Technological Hazards: The Case of GMOs in Agriculture.Zoë Robaey - 2016 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 29 (5):767-786.
Character Control and Historical Moral Responsibility.Eric Christian Barnes - 2016 - Philosophical Studies 173 (9):2311-2331.
Responses to John Martin Fischer and Dana Nelkin. [REVIEW]Derk Pereboom - 2014 - Science, Religion and Culture 1 (3):218.
Responsibility in Context.Ann Whittle - 2018 - Erkenntnis 83 (2):163-183.
Manipulation, Compatibilism, and Moral Responsibility.Alfred R. Mele - 2008 - The Journal of Ethics 12 (3-4):263-286.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2018-06-08

Total downloads
33 ( #194,857 of 2,296,138 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
21 ( #21,346 of 2,296,138 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature