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Responsibility and Practical Freedom - Moira Roberts

Responsibility and Practical Freedom

Paperback Published: 26th January 2012
ISBN: 9780521166386
Number Of Pages: 328

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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.

Preface
Introductory
A search for evidence
Appendix to chapter 2
The kind of evidence: words, objects and facts
Dealing with evidence: language and logic
Appendix to chapter 4
The status of concepts
Bradley's account of moral responsibility
Social relations
The ambiguity in 'action'
Appendix to chapter 8
The logic of 'situation'
The application of 'responsibility'
Acting freely: reason and morality
Appendix to chapter 11
The agent: the concept of a person
In conclusion: the grounds of responsibility
Index
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ISBN: 9780521166386
ISBN-10: 0521166381
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 26th January 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.42

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