Nov 152013
 

For Friday’s episode of Philosophy in Action Radio, I posted a podcast on “Reading of Responsibility & Luck, Chapter One.” That podcast is now available for streaming or downloading.

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Podcast: 15 November 2013

In this podcast, I read Chapter One of my new book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame. Chapter One introduces Thomas Nagel’s problem of moral luck, then surveys the three major types of moral luck – resultant moral luck, circumstantial moral luck, and constitutive moral luck. The problem of moral luck is not merely some small problem in ethics. It threatens to undermine any and all moral praise and blame of persons. It also provides the foundation for John Rawls’ arguments for an egalitarian political order. This chapter concludes by surveying the book as a whole, chapter by chapter. Chapter One is also freely available as a PDF.

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Topics:

  • Introductory Note
  • A Case of Moral Luck
  • Nagel’s Case for Moral Luck
  • The Importance of Moral Luck
  • Moral Luck and Rawls’ Egalitarianism
  • Overview of the Book
  • Concluding Note

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  • http://twitter.com/Radian_Angle Tjitze de Boer

    Rawls cannot expect anyone to consider his views just because they happened to hear them. :D

   
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