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Action, Ethics, and Responsibility

Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke, and Harry S. Silverstein


Most philosophical explorations of responsibility discuss the topic solely in terms of metaphysics and the “free will” problem. By contrast, the chapters in this book view responsibility from a variety of perspectives: Metaphysics, ethics, action theory, and the philosophy of law. After a broad, framing introduction by the book’s editors, the contributors consider such subjects as responsibility as it relates to the “free will” problem; the relation between responsibility and knowledge or ignorance; the relation between causal and moral responsibility; the difference, if any, between responsib ... More

Keywords: responsibility, free will, metaphysics, ethics, action theory, philosophy of law, knowledge, ignorance, metaphysical requirements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780262014731
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014731.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Keim Campbell, editor

Michael O'Rourke, editor

Harry S. Silverstein, editor

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