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The Stubborn System of Moral Responsibility

Bruce N. Waller


Belief in moral responsibility is very strong; and although there are many arguments in support of moral responsibility, it is clear that those arguments are not as strong as the belief in moral responsibility, and other forces must be supporting that strong belief. The Stubborn System of Moral Responsibility examines the various forces that hold the moral responsibility system in place, both in philosophy and in criminal justice. The major elements of the moral responsibility system include belief in a just world, belief in rugged individualism (and self-making), and belief that moral respons ... More

Keywords: Moral responsibility, Belief in a Just World, dignity, free will, neoliberalism, retribution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262028165
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262028165.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bruce N. Waller, author
Youngstown State University