Philosophy Seminar: ‘Moral responsibility and control’

Dr Lubomira Radoilska from University of Cambridge talks on:

Moral responsibility and control

7 November 2012 at 2 pm, Wilson A Ground Floor, The Open University, Walton Hall


Moral responsibility is often conceptualised in terms of control. The basic intuition at the heart of this approach is that a person may only be held responsible for things that are under her control, and only in so far as they are under her control. In this paper, Dr Radoilska looks into some apparent counterexamples, and argue that these are better accounted for by a theory of moral responsibility that, like Aristotle’s, operates with two separate, equally fundamental notions of control rather than by alternative theories that reject control as irrelevant.

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