Philosophy Compass 2 (5):749–765 (2007)

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Carolina Sartorio
University of Arizona
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In this article I examine the relation between causation and moral responsibility. I distinguish four possible views about that relation. One is the standard view: the view that an agent's moral responsibility for an outcome requires, and is grounded in, the agent's causal responsibility for it. I discuss several challenges to the standard view, which motivate the three remaining views. The final view – the view I argue for – is that causation is the vehicle of transmission of moral responsibility. According to this view, although moral responsibility does not require causation, causation still grounds moral responsibility.
Keywords Causation   Ethics   Action   Omissions
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DOI 10.1111/j.1747-9991.2007.00097.x
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