Moral Responsibility

[Revised entry by Andrew Eshleman on March 26, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] When a person performs or fails to perform a morally significant action, we sometimes think
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[Revised entry by Andrew Eshleman on March 26, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] When a person performs or fails to perform a morally significant action, we sometimes think that a particular kind of response is warranted. Praise and blame are perhaps the most obvious forms this reaction might take. For example, one who encounters a car accident may be regarded as worthy of praise for having saved a child from inside the burning car, or alternatively, one may be regarded as...

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