Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility is a series of volumes presenting outstanding new work on a set of connected themes, investigating such questions as:· What does it mean to be an agent?· What is the nature of moral responsibility? Of criminal responsibility? What is the relation between moral and criminal responsibility (if any)?· What is the relation between responsibility and the metaphysical issues of determinism and free will?· What do various psychological disorders tell us about agency and responsibility?· How do moral agents develop? How does this developmental story bear on questions about the nature of moral judgment and responsibility?· What do the results from neuroscience imply (if anything) for our questions about agency and responsibility?No one has written more insightfully on the promises and perils of human agency than Gary Watson, who has spent a career thinking about issues such as moral responsibility, blame, free will, weakness of will, addiction, and psychopathy. This special edition of OSAR pays tribute to Watson's work by taking up and extending themes from his pioneering essays.
OUP Oxford; January 2019
- ISBN: 9780192565945
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- Title: Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility Volume 5
Series: Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility
- Author: D. Justin Coates (ed.); Neal A. Tognazzini (ed.)
Imprint: OUP Oxford
About The Author
D. Justin Coates is Associate Professor at the University of Houston, specializing in philosophy of action and ethics. He co-edited Blame: Its Nature and Norms (2013), and his work has appeared in journals such as Philosophical Studies, American Philosophical Quarterly, and British Journal for the History of Philosophy.Neal A. Tognazzini is Associate Professor at Western Washington University. He works at the intersection of metaphysics and ethics on issues of human agency and interpersonal relationships. He co-edited Blame: Its Nature and Norms (OUP 2013) and his work has appeared in journals such as Nous, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and Ethics.