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Conclusion

Michael McKenna

in Conversation and Responsibility

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199740031
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918706 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740031.003.0010
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This concluding chapter presents an in-depth summary of the overall argument presented in the book by reviewing the discussions of the previous chapters. It reiterates that there are various senses of responsibility and moral responsibility and reviews the theory of moral responsibility. It discusses the development of a theory of moral responsibility that is consistent with various analyses of the relevant control conditions, and takes a look at the topic of punishment. Next, the discussion emphasizes the interpersonal nature of moral responsibility and briefly studies the conversational theory of moral responsibility.

Keywords: responsibility; senses; moral responsibility; theory; control condition; punishment; interpersonal nature; conversational theory

Chapter.  11771 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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