Responsibility & Luck, Chapter Four
Radio Chat: 17 July 2014
I discussed "Responsibility & Luck, Chapter Four" with listeners on 17 July 2014. Listen to or download this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio below.
The purpose of a theory of moral responsibility is to limit moral judgments of persons to their voluntary doings, products, and qualities. However, moral judgments are not the only – or even the most common – judgments of people we commonly make. So what are the various kinds of judgments we make of other people? What are the distinctive purposes and demands of those judgments? What is the relationship between those judgments and a person's voluntary actions, outcomes, and traits? I answered these questions and more in this discussion of Chapter Four of my book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame.
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- About this chapter
- Pursuing values
- Judgments of people
- Normative judgments
- Moral judgments
- The purposes of moral judgment
- Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame by Diana Brickell
- Moral Luck by Thomas Nagel
- Justice as a Personal Virtue by Tara Smith
- Ayn Rand's Normative Ethics by Tara Smith
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I'm Dr. Diana Brickell (formerly Diana Hsieh). I'm a philosopher, and I've long specialized in the application of rational principles to the challenges of real life. I completed my Ph.D in philosophy from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. I retired from work as a public intellectual in 2015.
From September 2009 to September 2015, I produced a radio show and podcast, Philosophy in Action Radio. In the primary show, my co-host Greg Perkins and I answered questions applying rational principles to the challenges of real life. We broadcast live over the internet on Sunday mornings.
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