Responsibility And Control: A Theory Of Moral Responsibility (Cambridge Studies In Philosophy And Law)
Responsibility and Control: A Theory of Moral Responsibility (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Law)
This book provides a comprehensive, systematic theory of moral responsibility. The authors explore the conditions under which individuals are morally responsible for actions, omissions, consequences, and emotions. The leading idea in the book is that moral responsibility is based on "guidance control." This control has two components: the mechanism that issues in the relevant behavior must be the agent's own mechanism, and it must be appropriately responsive to reasons. The book develops an account of both components. The authors go on to offer a sustained defense of the thesis that moral responsibility is compatible with causal determinism. This major study will interest moral philosophers, legal theorists, and those in religious studies concerned with the issue of moral responsibility.
"...anyone engaged with English-language philosophy will find the book of interest." Religious Studies Review
"This is quite a good book. It presents in a clear way a plausible, general approach to foundational issues about moral responsibility." --Michael Bratman, Stanford University
"Responsibility and Control is work of enormous breadth, depth and significance.... In many ways, the most systematic discussion of moral responsibility currently...