Responsibility & Luck, Chapter Six
Radio Chat: 15 January 2015
I discussed "Responsibility & Luck, Chapter Six" with listeners on 15 January 2015. Listen to or download this episode of Philosophy in Action Radio below.
Can an Aristotelian theory of moral responsibility solve the problem of moral luck? In particular, how does the theory of responsibility for actions handle the proposed cases of "circumstantial moral luck"? I answered these questions and more in this discussion of Chapter Six of my book, Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame.
- Duration: 55:48
- Download: MP3 File (19.2 MB)
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- Review of Chapter Five
- Circumstantial moral luck
- Three cases
- On moral judgment and moral responsibility
- Analysis of the three cases
- Further questions
- Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of Praise and Blame by Diana Brickell
- Moral Luck by Thomas Nagel
- Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
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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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