The Nature of Moral Responsibility: New Essays

2016.01.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Randolph Clarke, Michael McKenna, and Angela M. Smith (eds.), The Nature of Moral Responsibility: New Essays, Oxford University
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2016.01.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Randolph Clarke, Michael McKenna, and Angela M. Smith (eds.), The Nature of Moral Responsibility: New Essays, Oxford University Press, 2015, 306pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199998074. Reviewed by Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin, Sam Houston State University Philosophical debate about moral responsibility is as lively now as ever. This volume not only reflects contemporary interest in the subject, but also provides a sense of which aspects need development. The editors "have elected to set aside metaphysical questions about the contested compatibility of free will, moral responsibility, and determinism" in favor of contributions focused on "the nature of responsibility itself -- what it is, what form or forms it can take, and its relation to our complex practices of holding responsible" (14). This accords with my own sense of things. Judging from citations, my thinking about moral responsibility is shaped by many of. . .

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