In Defense of Moral Luck: Why Luck Often Affects Praiseworthiness and Blameworthiness

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The problem of moral luck is that there is a contradiction in our common sense ideas about moral responsibility. In one strand of our thinking, we believe that a person can become more blameworthy by luck. For example, two reckless drivers manage their vehicles in the same way, and one but not the other kills a pedestrian. We blame the killer driver more than the merely reckless driver, because we believe that the killer driver is more blameworthy. Nevertheless, this idea contradicts another feature of our thinking captured ...

In Defense of Moral Luck: Why Luck Often Affects Praiseworthiness and Blameworthiness 2017, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9781138293441

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