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Morality, moral luck, and responsibility

fortune"s web

by Nafsika Athanassoulis

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethics,
  • Fortune -- Moral and ethical aspects,
  • Responsibility

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 192-196) and index.

    StatementNafsika Athanassoulis.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBJ1275 .A84 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 200 p. ;
    Number of Pages200
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3310423M
    ISBN 101403935491
    LC Control Number2004060087

    Many philosophers believe that normative ethics is in principle independent of psychology. By contrast, the authors of these essays explore the interconnections between psychology and moral theory. They investigate the psychological constraints on realizable ethical ideals and articulate the psychological assumptions behind traditional ethics. He would have said that actions would be criticized if they turned out bad. However, by luck it can turn out well. Kant’s view appears incorrect but it answers the problem about “moral responsibility to which we possess no satisfactory solution”. (Nagel ) The problem of moral luck is unsettling to the philosophical world.

      Surviving Auschwitz: the morality of luck So what was at stake for Levi in writing his book was as much the notion of morality as the survival of individuals. It Author: Guardian Staff. This book considers two different approaches to moral luck--the Aristotelian vulnerability to factors outside the agent's control and the Kantian ambition to make morality immune to luck--and concludes that both approaches have more in common than previously s: Nafsika Athanassoulis, University of .

    problem of moral luck and the assumptions on which it rests. In Section 3, I evaluate several proposed solutions to the problem of moral luck, arguing that none of these approaches is effective in resolving the problem. In Section 4, I consider the . Moral Responsibility and Moral Luck Diana Mertz Hsieh Dissertation Prospectus Department of Philosophy University of Colorado, Boulder 7 December Overview The problem of moral luck is best understood as a clash of common beliefs about .


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Morality, moral luck, and responsibility by Nafsika Athanassoulis Download PDF EPUB FB2

: Morality, Moral Luck and Responsibility: Fortune's Web (): Athanassoulis, Nafsika: Books. Morality, Moral Luck and Responsibility is a critical examination of our understanding of morality and responsibility through the questions raised by the problem of moral luck. The book considers two different approaches to moral luck, the Aristotelian vulnerability to factors outside the agent's control and the Kantian ambition to make.

Get this from a library. Morality, moral luck, and responsibility: fortune's web. [Nafsika Athanassoulis] -- "This book offers a systematic and in-depth account of two major normative theories and their responses to the possibility of moral luck.

Aristotle attempts to recognize the vulnerability of the good. Kant on Luck. Chapter (PDF In book: Morality, Morality Luck and Responsibility, pp Cite this publication. Nafsika Athanassoulis. ; Abstract. There is limited discussion of Kant in Author: Nafsika Athanassoulis.

Morality, Moral Luck and Responsibility by Nafsika Athanassoulis,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(3). Many philosophical theories try to evade the uncomfortable truth that luck and fate play a role in the conduct of our moral lives, argues philosopher Paul Russell.

He chooses the best moral luck on free will and responsibility. Get this from a library. Morality, moral luck, and responsibility: fortune's web. [Nafsika Athanassoulis] -- Is is possible to make sense of moral praise and blame when a person's life is a tangled web of factors outside of his control.

Cases of moral luck bring to the forefront the perplexing idea that Morality. Morality, Moral Luck and Responsibility is a critical examination of our understanding of morality and responsibility through the questions raised by the problem of moral luck. The book considers two different approaches to moral luck, the Aristotelian vulnerability to factors outside the agent's.

Whether she does good or does bad is therefore, not something she can claim responsibility for. Chance has the final say over what she does and thus over her moral assessment as an agent in toto. Nagel explicates his theory of moral luck, or luck in relation to good action, by presenting it on analogy with epistemic luck, or luck in relation to.

In philosophy, moral responsibility is the status of morally deserving praise, blame, reward, or punishment for an act or omission performed or neglected in accordance with one's moral obligations.

Deciding what (if anything) counts as "morally obligatory" is a principal concern of ethics. Philosophers refer to people who have moral responsibility for an action as moral agents. The problem of moral luck is best understood as a clash of common beliefs about moral responsibility and moral judgment.

On one hand, people commonly think that a person cannot be justly praised or blamed for his actions unless he controls them. So if a man releases a criticalFile Size: KB.

Generating the Problem of Moral Luck and Kinds of Luck. The idea that morality is immune from luck finds inspiration in Kant: A good will is not good because of what it effects or accomplishes, because of its fitness to attain some proposed end, but only because of its volition, that is, it is good in itself.

Today, we try to address this question with the concept of moral luck. Hank explains the difference between moral and causal responsibility, and the reasons we assign praise and blame. Want more. The fourth, and last, example of moral luck is luck in determination by antecedent circumstances.

Luck in how things turn out 2. Constitutive luck 3. Luck in one’s circumstances 4. Luck determination by antecedent conditions This version of the problem of moral luck is familiar from our discussion of free will.

The problem is this: if. A critical examination of our understanding of morality and responsibility through the questions raised by the problem of moral luck. The book considers two different approaches to moral luck, the Aristotelian vulnerability to factors outside the agent's control and the Kantian ambition to make morality immune to luck.

Making Sense of Humanity - by Bernard Williams June When I introduced the expression moral luck, I expected it to suggest an is something in our conception of morality, as Thomas Nagel agreed, that arouses opposition to the idea that moral responsibility, or moral merit, or moral blame, should be subject to luck.

Freedom, Responsibility, and Determinism. How is the responsible agent related to her actions; what power does she exercise over them. One (partial) answer is that the relevant power is a form of control, and, in particular, a form of control such that the agent could have done otherwise than to perform the action in question.

This captures one commonsense notion of free will, and. Victor Kumar (Michigan) introduces the problem of moral luck and surveys potential solutions. We see how the problem arises out of a clash between intuitive reactions to cases and an abstract principle of moral responsibility.

Speaker: Dr. Victor Kumar, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Moral Luck. A case of moral luck occurs whenever luck makes a moral difference.

The problem of moral luck arises from a clash between the apparently widely held intuition that cases of moral luck should not occur with the fact that it is arguably.

Hard Luck: How Luck Undermines Free Will and Moral Responsibility Neil Levy. out of 5 stars 3. Kindle Edition. $ and well-argued work is a must for anyone interested in moral psychology, morality considered at the neurophysiological level, "Neil Levy's Consciousness and Moral Responsibility is short, Cited by:.

Luck and Moral Responsibility* is to be said about the relation between luck and the moral responsibility of persons is not to be said about the relation between luck and other aspects of morality (such as the rightness and wrongness of actions). 4. Judith Andre, "Nagel, Williams, and Moral Luck," Analysis 43 (): ,File Size: KB.In the appendix, I point to ways in which morality is unfair concerning the scope of moral responsibility, moral obligation, moral taint, being a good or .Key works: In Williams & NagelThomas Nagel and Bernard Williams initiated the modern discussion of moral differed in their aims: Nagel thought that the phenomenon provided an important clue to the nature of the "objective" and "subjective" perspectives we can take on our own agency, whereas Williams thought that moral luck was a kind of "oxymoron" which .