Luck's Mischief: Obligation and Blameworthiness on a Thread

2016.05.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ishtiyaque Haji, Luck's Mischief: Obligation and Blameworthiness on a Thread, Oxford University Press, 2016, 358pp., $74.00
Philosophy News image
2016.05.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ishtiyaque Haji, Luck's Mischief: Obligation and Blameworthiness on a Thread, Oxford University Press, 2016, 358pp., $74.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780190260774. Reviewed by E.J. Coffman, The University of Tennessee Here's a relatively concise formal statement of Ishtiyaque Haji's central argument (HCA) in his impressive new book:[1] (HCA-1) If you morally shouldn't perform an action A, then you're free with respect to A-ing (i.e., you can intentionally perform A and you can intentionally omit A). (HCA-2) If you can neither stop believing you shouldn't A nor acquire motivation to A, then it's (‘false that you can intentionally A. Therefore, (HCA-3) If you can neither stop believing you shouldn't A nor acquire motivation to A, then it's false that you shouldn't A. (HCA-4) For each of a wide range of actions that you believe you shouldn't perform, you can neither stop believing you shouldn't perform it nor acquire. . .

Continue reading . . .

News source: Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // News

blog comments powered by Disqus