Chapter

What We Are Responsible for

Christopher Lake

in Equality and Responsibility

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780199241743
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599743 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199241740.003.0004
What We Are Responsible for

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Ch. 3 moves on from the question of why responsibility matters to that of what we are responsible for. It asks what a political, rather than a metaphysical, account of responsibility demands in terms of its preconditions and assesses attributions of responsibility on the basis of claims about volition and affirmation. From there, it moves on to examine claims about responsibility, as these are made in the context of principles of equal opportunity.

Keywords: affirmation; equal opportunity; metaphysical responsibility; political responsibility; preconditions; volition

Chapter.  11935 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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