Chapter

Some Conclusions

Manuel Vargas

in Building Better Beings

Published in print January 2013 | ISBN: 9780199697540
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191748851 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697540.003.0011
Some Conclusions

Show Summary Details

Preview

This chapter addresses some remaining metaphysical and methodological issues. First, there is the matter of how the account fares in regards to the question of naturalistic plausibility. Second, there is the matter of the scope of moral responsibility. The present account is committed to a much narrower scope than has been defended by some (for example, John Fischer). The chapter also considers what can be said about non-moral instances of responsibility. The chapter concludes by reconsidering the question of whether we are indeed morally responsible. (The answer is yes.)

Keywords: responsibility; responsible agency; naturalistic plausibility; Fischer

Chapter.  4983 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.