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In my last post I argued persons may be responsible for aspects of themselves that are under their diachronic self-control, and I highlighted self-interventions discussed by Roskies as important means to create and manage the culpable self. Such self-interventions include the ability to engineer ones’ environment so that it elicits... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Flickers of Freedom
This will be my last post about Bert, the father found guilty of child abandonment because he lapsed with regard to his parenting schedule and went to Vegas, leaving his kids home alone. Theories of moral responsibility that require agents have a conscious understanding of the moral implications of an... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Flickers of Freedom
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In this post I’m going to continue my discussion of Bert, the father who forgot it was his weekend to care for his kids, went to Vegas, and ended up getting convicted of child abandonment. For many of us, Bert’s case generates the intuition that Bert is morally responsible for... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Flickers of Freedom
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In my last post I discussed the case of Bert, the father who honestly forgot it was his weekend to take care of his kids, and was found guilty of child abandonment. I indicated that those who don’t attribute moral responsibility to agents for harm caused by lapses could support... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at Flickers of Freedom
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Bert’s Lapse Bert (not his real name) was the defendant in criminal case I observed some years ago at the Cook County Criminal Courthouse in Chicago. Bert had custody of his kids every other weekend, although he often tried to switch days with his ex-girlfriend, and sometimes failed to take... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at Flickers of Freedom
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I am extremely honored to be this month’s featured author -- thank you to Thomas Nadelhoffer for his gracious invitation. I especially want to thank Thomas for inviting so many women philosophers to be featured this year. It may be that there are so many good women philosophers of mind,... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at Flickers of Freedom
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