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Action, ethics, and responsibility

Author: Joseph Keim Campbell; Michael O'Rourke; Harry Silverstein
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2010.
Series: Topics in contemporary philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most philosophical explorations of responsibility discuss the topic solely in terms of metaphysics and the 'free will' problem. By contrast, these essays by leading philosophers view responsibility from a variety of perspectives - metaphysics ethics, action theory, and the philosophy of law.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Action, ethics, and responsibility.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2010
(DLC) 2010006928
(OCoLC)526812659
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Keim Campbell; Michael O'Rourke; Harry Silverstein
ISBN: 9780262289276 026228927X
OCLC Number: 702150831
Notes: "A Bradford book."
"The essays in this volume derive from presentations given at the ninth annual Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference (INPC), held March 31-April 2, 2006 in Pullman, Washington and Moscow, Idaho"--Acknowledgments.
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 307 p.)
Contents: Action, ethics, and responsibility : a framework / Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke, and Harry S. Silverstein --
A reappraisal of the doctrine of doing and allowing / David K. Chan --
Killing John to save Mary : a defense of the moral distinction between killing and letting die / Helen Frowe --
Making up one's mind / Randolph Clarke --
Conscious intentions / Alfred R. Mele --
Locke's compatibilism : suspension of desire or suspension of determinism? / Charles T. Wolfe --
The fall of the mind argument and some lessons about freedom / E.J. Coffman and Donald Smith --
Selective hard compatibilism / Paul Russell --
Manipulation and guidance control : a reply to Long / John Martin Fischer --
Free will : some bad news / Saul Smilansky --
Responsibility and practical reason / George Sher --
The metaphysics of collective agency / Todd Jones --
Moral judgment and volitional incapacity / Antti Kauppinen --
"So sick he deserves it" : desert, dangerousness, and character in the context of capital sentencing / Robert F. Schopp --
Types of terror bombing and shifting responsibility / Frances Kamm.
Series Title: Topics in contemporary philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O'Rourke, and Harry S. Silverstein.

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