Responsibility, Character, and the Emotions: New Essays in Moral Psychology

Cambridge University Press (1987)
This volume of original essays addresses a range of issues concerning the responsibility individuals have for their actions and for their characters. Among the central questions considered are: what scope is there for regarding a person as responsible for his character given genetic and environmental factors; does an account of responsiblity provide a legitimate basis for the retributive emotions; are we ever justified in feeling guilty for occurrences over which we have no control; does responsibility for the consequences of our acts require that they were intended or simply expected; and how have a number of influential previous philosophers, including Aristotle, Maimonides, and Spinoza, approached these questions?
Keywords Responsibility  Character  Emotivism
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Call number BJ1451.R47 1987
ISBN(s) 0521327202     9780521327206   9780511871627   0521339510   9780521339513   0521327202 (cased)   9780511625411
DOI 10.1086/293130
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Analyzing Social Knowledge.J. Angelo Corlett - 2007 - Social Epistemology 21 (3):231 – 247.
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