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The Stubborn System of Moral Responsibility$
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Bruce N. Waller

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262028165

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262028165.001.0001

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How Stubborn Is Moral Responsibility?

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The Stubborn System of Moral Responsibility

Bruce N. Waller

The MIT Press

Though the moral responsibility system is deeply entrenched, there are forces that challenge and threaten that system. Social democratic corporatist culture is an attractive alternative to the neoliberalism that promotes moral responsibility. The enormous burden and obvious injustice of neoliberal social, economic, and criminal justice systems are a constant threat to the legitimacy of the moral responsibility belief that is at the center of those systems. Another threat is the emergence of promising alternatives to the moral responsibility system in the form of systems approaches to manufacturing, air traffic control, and medicine, as well as the continuing development of the restorative justice system that offers an emerging alternative to the moral responsibility system of criminal justice. Finally, there are strong philosophical and psychological critiques of moral responsibility that are likely to become even stronger as psychological research continues to develop.

Keywords:   law and order ideology, positive psychology, restorative justice, “Sorry works”

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