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Responsibility and Practical Freedom

Responsibility and Practical Freedom

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  • Date Published: January 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521166386

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  • This book may be taken as a plea for a return to a teleological moral philosophy. Mrs Roberts examines responsibility and freedom in terms of human interests and purposes and seeks to establish the autonomy of the personal decision. F. H. Bradley's criteria for moral responsibility serves as a starting point, but Mrs Roberts finds these theoretical and remote. She builds up an account of the social context in which we learn to use words like 'responsibility', 'freedom' and 'action'. Ambiguities in the use of 'action' and 'perception' are dealt with at length.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521166386
    • length: 328 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.42kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory
    2. A search for evidence
    Appendix to chapter 2
    3. The kind of evidence: words, objects and facts
    4. Dealing with evidence: language and logic
    Appendix to chapter 4
    5. The status of concepts
    6. Bradley's account of moral responsibility
    7. Social relations
    8. The ambiguity in 'action'
    Appendix to chapter 8
    9. The logic of 'situation'
    10. The application of 'responsibility'
    11. Acting freely: reason and morality
    Appendix to chapter 11
    12. The agent: the concept of a person
    13. In conclusion: the grounds of responsibility

  • Author

    Moira Roberts

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