PHIL 4611

PHIL 4611

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

Advanced discussion of a topic in philosophical action theory.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (KCM-AS, ETM-AS)

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PHIL 6611

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Responsibility

  • 17625 PHIL 4611   SEM 101

    • TR Uris Hall G26
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Shoemaker, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Fall 2022: An advanced introduction to theories of responsibility, focusing in particular on normative approaches to responsibility that aim to sidestep metaphysical worries about freedom of the will. Topics will include: the nature of responsibility and whether there are multiple types; whether there’s something distinctive about moral (vs. nonmoral) responsibility; forward-looking vs. backward-looking theories of responsibility; holding responsible vs. being responsible; the nature and ethics of blame and praise; and how blame is related to punishment.