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Building better beings : a theory of moral responsibility

Author: Manuel Vargas
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
" ... Presents a new theory of moral responsibility. Beginning with a discussion of ordinary convictions about responsibility and free will and their implications for a philosophical theory, Manuel Vargas argues that no theory can do justice to all the things we want from a theory of free will and moral responsibility"--Jacket, p. [4].

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Vargas
ISBN: 9780199697540 019969754X
OCLC Number: 800035304
Awards: Winner of Winner of the 2015 APA Book Prize.
Description: ix, 345 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Building blocks. 1. Folk convictions ; 2. Doubts about libertarianism ; 3. Nihilism and revisionism ; 4. Building a better theory --
Part II. A theory of moral responsibility. 5. The primacy of reasons ; 6. Justifying the practice ; 7. Responsible agency ; 8. Blame and desert ; 9. History and manipulation ; 10. Some conclusions.
Other Titles: Theory of moral responsibility
Responsibility: Manuel Vargas.
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Manuel Vargas presents a compelling and state-of-the-art defense of moral responsibility in the face of growing philosophical and scientific skepticism about free will and accountability. He shows  Read more...


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