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Building a better theory of responsibility

McGeer, Victoria


In Building Better Beings, Vargas develops and defends a naturalistic (compatibilist) account of responsibility, whereby responsible agents must possess a feasibly situated capacity to detect and respond to moral considerations. As a preliminary step, he also offers a substantive account of how we might justify our practices of holding responsible—viz., by appeal to their efficacy in fostering a ‘valuable form of agency’ across the community at large, a form of agency that precisely encompasses...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Philosophical Studies
DOI: 10.1007/s11098-015-0478-1


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