Criminal Law and Philosophy 6 (3):445-462 (2012)

In this response to the review of Moore, Causation and Responsibility, by Larry Alexander and Kimberly Ferzan, previously published in this journal, two issues are discussed. The first is whether causation, counterfactual dependence, moral blame, and culpability, are all scalar properties or relations, that is, matters of more-or-less rather than either-or. The second issue discussed is whether deontological moral obligation is best described as a prohibition against using another as a means, or rather, as a prohibition on an agent strongly causing a prohibited result that was not about to happen anyway while intending to do so
Keywords Causation  Responsibility  Counterfactual dependence  Deontological duty  Scalarity  Intention
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DOI 10.1007/s11572-012-9153-1
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