Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 8 (3):239-264 (2005)

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Andrew Sneddon
University of Ottawa
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P.F. Strawson’s work on moral responsibility is well-known. However, an important implication of the landmark “Freedom and Resentment” has gone unnoticed. Specifically, a natural development of Strawson’s position is that we should understand being morally responsible as having externalistically construed pragmatic criteria, not individualistically construed psychological ones. This runs counter to the contemporary ways of studying moral responsibility. I show the deficiencies of such contemporary work in relation to Strawson by critically examining the positions of John Martin Fischer and Mark Ravizza, R. Jay Wallace, and Philip Pettit for problems due to individualistic assumptions.
Keywords Ethics  Moral Responsibility  Fischer, John Martin  Pettit, Philip  Ravizza, Mark  Strawson, Peter Frederick  Wallace, R Jay
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DOI 10.1007/s10677-005-2484-4
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