Sanction of Friends
Radio Q&A: 8 July 2012, Question 3
I answered a question on sanction of friends on 8 July 2012. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
Am I responsible for the actions of my friends? Suppose that a friend of mine does something that others find objectionable. Am I obliged to state my opinion of what my friend did? If I refuse to state an opinion, should others assume that I endorse my friend's actions?
My Answer, In Brief: A person endorses his friend's basic character by his friendship, not every word and deed of his friend.
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I'm Dr. Diana Brickell. I'm a philosopher specializing in the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. I received my Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. My book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame, is available for purchase in paperback and Kindle. The book defends the justice of moral praise and blame of persons using an Aristotelian theory of moral responsibility, thereby refuting Thomas Nagel's "problem of moral luck."
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