On Thursday’s episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, I chatted about “Responsibility & Luck, Chapter Five” with listeners. The podcast of that episode is now available for streaming or downloading. You’ll find it on the episode’s archive page, as well as below.
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Podcast: Chat on Responsibility & Luck, Chapter Five
In Chapter Three of the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle develops the outlines of a theory of moral responsibility. He argues that responsibility requires (1) control and (2) knowledge. In Chapter Five of my book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame, I explored and further developed this theory of responsibility. In our discussion of this chapter, we’ll explore this theory in depth, considering twists and turns like the role of regret and involuntary ignorance and incapacity.
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- Moral responsibility
- The control condition
- The compatibilist challenge to the control condition
- The epistemic condition
- Voluntary ignorance and voluntary incapacity
- The agency condition
- What’s next
- Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame by Diana Hsieh
- Moral Luck by Thomas Nagel
- Nicomachean Ethics
- Academia, Aristotle, Crime, Epistemology, Ethics, Justice, Law, Luck, Metaphysics, Moral Judgment, Moral Luck, Philosophy, Politics, Responsibility
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