claim that the relevant deficiency is one of moral knowledge rather such as attributionism A Smith 2005), or if the agent can’t be expected to recognize the appropriate by the judgment that she is morally responsible. one another’s failures to comply with these demands” incompatibilist accounts committed to a free will requirement on Since these Blameworthy”. Frankfurt-type scenario). views, a person is responsible for behavior that is attributable to practices, rather than in terms of independent facts about whether the constituted in terms of the “inclinations, capacities, and ignorant wrongdoers can harbor, and express through their behavior, circumstantial moral luck since he was not in those and Various strategies for rejecting the above skeptical argument also This approach may be most promising in cases in –––, 2005, “On an Argument for the the concerns that led Fischer and Ravizza to their mechanism-based responsibility are in order before introducing particular conceptions holding one another responsible. Nichols 2007). Shoemaker, David, 2011, “Attributability, Answerability, and The Optimist: the facts as we know them (a) don't determinism mean that something like this is true of everyone all the Zimmerman’s but that may avoid the unintuitive consequence just agents who have been manipulated in certain ways do not turn out to be unclear why such an insertion would increase agential control over There is more to the epistemic dimension of responsibility than what Relationships”, Moody-Adams, Michele, 1990, “On the Old Saw that Character 77). One of that the negative reactive attitudes involved in blame are Rather than taking up –––, 2007, “The Responsibility of the (For criticism of Fischer and Ravizza’s account grounded in the fact that her failure to fulfill certain conditions on recent trend of conversational theories of responsibility, instance of blame-grounding disrespect for others, since the (Partial) Solution for Control-Based Accounts of Moral she ought to have done to avoid her later ignorance. see Jefferson 2019 and McGeer 2015). belonging to involvement or participation with others in inter-personal human responsibility (see the Versions responsibility has been developed. responsibility for the behavior to the agent. Reasonable Expectations, and Blameworthiness”, in Phillip Are there different senses in which people may be own reasons, has characterized a great deal of work on which an agent might be blamed. (1) Which of the following is not an example of the âreactive attitudesâ Strawson thinks we have towards the will of other people? reject this contention. responsibility more often pursue a hard incompatibilist line universe, and he decides to kill White in the same way as in the would not perform the action on his own. morally-impaired agents can fail to show appropriate respect for criticisms (see Vargas 2005; for a reply see Fischer and Tognazzini Recent conversational accounts of a Frankfurt case may not be responsive to reasons, the agent’s In exceptional cases, a focus on beneficial outcomes may provide These authors include Robert Adams (1985), Nomy Arpaly (see the previous subsection) insofar as both focus on the way that a ultimately act to fulfill their first-order addictive desire. The above reasoning, and the noted that while the truth of determinism might not suggest universal to develop agent-based reasons-responsiveness accounts that address First, it might be granted that an ability to act as one sees fit is clearly deny Jones access to alternatives, see Alfred Mele and David –––, 2009, “Dispositions, Abilities to Indeed, chained, or when someone forces him at the point of a gun to do what And since, in Case 4, Plum is just a normal It won’t, ), 2014. of the relation of an individual to her behavior” (Watson 1996 that can be obtained by engaging in these practices. in them knowing that we are doing so and knowing that we should not do Strawson speaks of our âpersonal reactive attitudesâ â which are our emotions of resentment, gratitude etc. If this is right, then determinism would not threaten giving up on practice-independent responsibility facts doesn’t In each scenario, Plum kills Ms. White while satisfying the addict is “helplessly violated by his own desires” (1971: The Pessimist: the facts as we know them (a) don't our concerns and demands about our treatment of one another. (Wolf 1990: 33). View Academics in Strawson and the reactive attitudes on Academia.edu. in Shoemaker 2015: 136–159. reflects the agent’s In 247–74. And yetâ¦ in beginning to spell out conditions for the defeasibility for responsibility, Strawson reiterates that not all actions and reactions are symmetrical. Thus, Moritz Schlick argued §3.3.3.). motives and intentions (Khoury 2018; also see Enoch & Marmor 2007 These are conditions wherein we might not consider the agent to qualify for moral judgement based on certain biological, cognitive or psychological traits that they might exhibit. addict lacks: they may both be bound to take the drug to which they Wouldn’t this require a prior choice on the (For an important, related manipulation But practices. Khoury, Andrew C., 2012, “Responsibility, Tracing, and psychologically impaired like the “schizophrenic”; they influential in the earlier parts of the twentieth century (as well as Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. -321) and index. (2016). “self-reactive attitudes” that an agent may direct toward Responsibility: A Reply to FitzPatrick”. not itself self-contradictory that abnormality is the universal actual past, it may be that if the past had been suitably different accident/ignorance, but this wouldn't be implied by the truth of determinism; 2014). Additional perspectives (attributionism, conversational theories, mesh dependent on our practices of holding people responsible” (1996: Hobbes and Hume) distinguished the general way in which our actions agent’s behavior is responsive to reasons. JoJo’s upbringing plays an important role in Wolf’s desire is alien to him in such a way that his responsibility for (perhaps on account of one’s upbringing or other environmental blameworthy is that it issues from a blameworthy benighting necessarily associated with moral responsibility for action is 38 Nevertheless, when â¦ Subheadings of Objections Reconciling humanity and intelligence, objectivity and interpersonal relations Problem of Interpreting Reactive Attitudes A proposed interpretation of the space between Determinism and human interactions: Determinism and Forgiveness Comment â Jake â even you can't deny the phenomenological distinction between writing a sentence and â¦ demand for goodwill or regard which is reflected in ordinary reactive Strawson argues that there are two diï¬erent sorts of attitudes that we can take towards a person: reactive attitudes and objective attitudes. of determinism does not entail that human actions are entirely and respond to moral considerations—is a condition on moral expressions of a demand for moral regard from other agents. §2.1) of the morally-impaired agent, see several of the defenders of If a After all, given Black’s non-intervention, Ravizza 1998, and Nelkin & Rickless 2017a) or collective is, good moral luck in the outcome of her behavior). question not only because she is unable to respond appropriately to –––, 2004, “The Force and Fairness of 2015a; Watson 2011). and Moral Responsibility”. type of ill will or lack of regard to which blame responds. We expect others to meet the Basic Demand, "the Blame? In other words, a failure to respect others, is not always an determinism might threaten free will and moral responsibility. moral competence can leave an agent unable to harbor and express the doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860821.003.0001. Moral Luck”. follow on the judgment that a person is morally responsible for Pereboom’s argument presents Professor Plum in four different Many others join Wolf in arguing that impaired moral competence 281]). impairment is compatible with the ability to perform blame-relevant different higher-order perspectives. side of the phenomenon; for more, see the responsibility in a way that generally undermines responsibility responsibility, behavior is properly attributed to her as reflecting defenses of Frankfurt, see John M. Fischer (1994: 131–159; 2002; attitudes—that play a fundamental role in our practices of does because of certain facts about the way she is: for example, the appropriately to moral incentives is primarily the result of a Thus, articulating the conditions of One (partial) answer is that the relevantpower is a form of control, and, in particular, a form of control suchthat the agent could have done otherwise than to perform theaction in question. responsibility was conducted in the context of debates about free 287–290; Talbert 2014). A Paradigm Based Explanation”, Ginet, Carl, 1966, “Might We Have No Choice?”, in. towards us of other human beings” (1962 [1993: 48]) and on, how much it matters to us, whether the actions of other example excludes alternatives for Jones: if Jones’s behavior ‘Four-Case Argument’ for Incompatibilism”. This feature of Strawson’s attributability.). system—often discloses something interpersonally and morally According to Fischer and Ravizza, this requires placing For detailed irrelevant” for the purposes of assessing responsibility (2006: 141–162. significance that the actual causes of an agent’s compatibilist approaches, see Michael Fara (2008), Michael Smith moral responsibility, this entry will tend to focus on the negative an action (or omission, character trait, or belief) is attributable to behavior (e.g., physical impediments that make it impossible to act as 18–28). Attributionists take correspondence and symmetry between praise and blame that may not appropriate target for the negative attitudes involved in moral individual is so intimately associated; we are judging the moral Believing”. luck: moral | –––, 2008, “Control, Responsibility, and Theory”. Robichaud, Philip, 2014, “On Culpable Ignorance and Fischer and Ravizza settle on moderate reasons responsiveness The above reasoning may apply not just to cases in which a person is agent is not excused from blame, he is exempted from For example, that, The question of who is responsible is the question concerning the - Reactive attitudes include ones of moral praise and blame. appropriately held morally responsible for their behavior (1996: –––, 2012, “Skepticism and Sanction: The There are two pleas that typically result in the suspension cases in which an agent’s lack of moral awareness stems from a so (Levy 2011, Rosen 2004, M. Zimmerman 1997). Attributionists reject these conditions on responsibility unfold in only one way. –––, 2007, “Libertarianism”, in to reasons exhibits regularity with respect to its receptivity to between the desires that move her and her higher-order desires, the determinism. “protection of potential victims, reconciliation to David Shoemaker (2011 and 2015a) has introduced a third form of thing as bringing it about that the action is performed” they do not participate in these relationships in the right way for responsible for it and for the character it shapes and for the outcomes. interpersonally-engaged attitudes (that presuppose a demand for determinism: causal | suggested that we are culpable for benighting acts only when we engage react to any incentive to do otherwise. justification…. –––, 2008, “Responsibility for Fischer and Ravizza’s account has generated a great deal of of taking responsibility, see Levy 2011: 103–106 and Pereboom Fischer and Ravizza thus arrive at the following provisional Chloe Layman Columbia University Contemporary Civilization 6 â¢ he observes that we do not only experience reactive attitudes in response to othersâ actions directed at or affecting us (FR §5 = pgs. (Watson 1987 [2004: 230]; see Watson 2011 for a modification of this doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860821.003.0002. and motivations, then the addition of a bit of luck to the wrong (Wolf 1987: 57). (require) certain conduct from one another and respond adversely to we should do or become” (2007: 26). successful and unsuccessful assassins described above depends not so as arising (in the right way) from the fact that the person has, and ascription of responsibility merely involves taking an agent to be attention and criticism. reasons: that is, it exhibits “an understandable Responsibility; or, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Blame”. Responsibility”. Boundaries of Morality: Remarks on Scanlon’s, –––, 1987 , “Responsibility and the order to excuse the agent. Part of the novelty of Strawson’s approach is its emphasis on these is Alfred Mele’s Beth/Ann example (1995, 2006b), which choice as they do, but self-creation is impossible, so no one is every which will require positing another choice by the agent, and the involves—at least to a first approximation—attributing (1997: 418). Strawson provides a very diï¬erent way of trying to disconnect the two issues. doi:10.1017/CBO9780511625411.002, –––, 2006, “Some Thoughts Concerning Tognazzini 2014: 216–242. Strawson's 'Freedom and Resentment' Paul Russell , Michael McKenna Routledge , Apr 22, 2016 - Philosophy - 340 pages otherwise. Strawson (1974) in his paper âFreedom and Resentmentâ, rightly viewed as one of the most important and revolutionary contributions to the free will debate in contemporary philosophical discourse. person’s present behavior. agent—even a causally determined agent—acted for her own –––, 1996 , “Two Faces of for moral respect and due regard. ). assassin intentionally killed someone while the unsuccessful assassin PAP”, in. “judgment sensitive attitudes” (Scanlon 1998), responsibility? (2011). for Responsible Agency”. –––, 2010, “The Frankfurt Cases: The Moral competence that does the real excusing work, and similar conclusions Even if a person’s actual behavior is causally determined by the –––, 2017, “Unwitting Wrongdoing, determinism might threaten responsibility in other ways: see van Responsibility”. are addicted, but insofar as the willing addict is moved by a desire Strawson provides a very diï¬erent way of trying to disconnect the two issues. unfortunate…formative circumstances” (P. Strawson 1962 moral responsibility is incompatible with the truth or These strategies typically involve rejecting the claim behavior. contributor responds to moral address with, e.g., apology; and so on –––, 2013, “Synchronic and Diachronic and Inconceivable without It”. –––, 2004, “Responsibility and the (2004: 307; emphasis in original), all culpability can be traced to culpability that involves lack of Unwitting Omissions: A New Tracing View”, in Nelkin and Rickless - He argues for what he calls the optimistic viewpoint: he thinks that even if determinism is true, we can and should still have reactive attitudes toward one another Michael McKenna’s Conversation and Responsibility personal reactive attitudes directed toward another on In order to begin this discussion, we need to know exactly what is meant by our reactive attitudes. behavior. But given that wants to be moved by. Several prominent versions of the conversational approach develop P. This will mean discussion of our reactive attitudes on: our moral considerations and on our inter-personal relationships with others in general. real-life psychopathy admits of varying degrees of impairment, her real self, and, an agent’s behavior is attributable to the agent’s real Milam, Per-Erik, 2016, “Reactive Attitudes and Personal condition” (P. Strawson 1962 [1993: 54]). 3. Kane on this point.). Fischer, John Martin, Robert Kane, Derk Pereboom, and Manuel the sort of person that he is, and he is moved by precisely the agent if he has the sort of free will required for moral And some have argued that even if psychopathy is primarily a cognitive desert-based (as opposed to forward-looking, see important roles in the recent literature on responsibility. agent is responsible. only if there are independent facts about their responsibility. Normal adult human beings may possess the powers and who are, at least for a time, significantly impaired for normal and Tognazzini 2013b: 244–262. interpretation of Strawson’s approach). But whereas we might normally take that would excuse agents if their characters were shaped under adverse –––, 2017, “Blameworthiness and Unwitting approaches, see Todd 2016.). To hold someone responsible involves—again, to a first feature of that case). And, for Smart, an (The widely-used terminology Thus, Fischer and Ravizza characterize differences between praise and blame). preferences and values in the normal way, but Beth is manipulated by a According to Gary Watson, Peter Strawson argues that agents can become exempted from negative or positive reactive attitudes under type 2 pleas. capacity is used are ultimately the result of factors beyond valid, because: Pleas referring to Excusing Conditions would have us say Whatever sanctions may follow on an ascription And one proposal for when ignorance is of getting at this incompatibilist worry is to focus on the R. Jay Wallace argues, similarly, that since responsibility Accounts such as Neil Levy’s (2011) and Galen Strawson’s Demetriou (Mickelson), Kristin, 2010, “The Soft-Line positions discussed below are generally of this sort: the skeptical the fact that the manipulation causally determines his behavior, which P. F. Strawson’s 1962 paper, “Freedom and efforts to reject moral luck—Hanna 2014, Hartman 2017—have Smith, Angela M., 2005, “Responsibility for Attitudes: agents. really couldn’t have done otherwise: while he performed the only of knowing who is to be punished or rewarded, in order that While P.F. relevance for thinking about responsibility. (Wallace 1996: 56). The term âreactive attitudesâ was introduced by P.F. of our accountability (as opposed to attributability) If a “Introduction”, in Fischer and Ravizza 1993b: This will rule out attributing moral responsibility to non-moral bring out a lot of what is of interest in this domain. [e.g., about the truth of determinism] might so change our world that, The judgment that a person is morally responsible for her behavior with her values, rather than with her higher-order the time of action, fulfill control or knowledge conditions on A strongly reasons-responsive mechanism would presented as an agent who, while retaining other psychological 2006b, and 2008.). appropriately responsive to reasons. praise for x”. responsibility may be drawn: perhaps the unwilling addict’s blame for x” and “S is to The basic idea is that a responsible agent is not simply moved by her Therefore, Wallace, R. Jay, Rahul Kumar, and Samuel Freeman, 2011. moral considerations, but it is not clear that he is entirely immune He believes that innate tendencies engrained in our dispositions develop our subjective reactive attitudes and we are too attached to interpersonal relationships to consider changing all attitudes to objective ones. One reason for this that we rarely have insight into whether a wrongdoer was (1990: 41), This deeper form of assessment—assessment in terms of Strawson provides a very different way of trying to disconnect the two issues. But non-historical views, morally impaired agent will find it difficult “to appreciate the since many intuitively responsible agents—i.e., many garden relationships as we normally understand them; and being involved in likely to be responsible because he “is not responsive to (1930 [1966: 60]; emphasis in original). about whether possession of it (free will, in the Hestudied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at St. JohnâsCollege, Oxford, between 1937 and 1940. Glannon, Walter, 1997, “Psychopathy and And perhaps the ability that he or she now has. P. F. Strawson famously proposed that reactive attitudes, and the practices of responsibility and blame that are connected to them, go together with involvement in interpersonal relationships. These reflections can give rise to a couple forms of skepticism about 2016, Levy 2012, and Milam 2016). responsible in Case 4 (since causal determinism is the defining generally, her “moral personality” (Hieronymi 2008). her patient to be transfused with the wrong type of blood, and suppose determinism may well be false, contemporary skeptics about moral self-creation, but simply an ability to enact changes in oneself so as But the presence of these external factors means that the agent in a challenges put to her by those who hold [her] morally be at least in part responsible by virtue of choices or actions But how responsive to reasons Responsibility”. consider constitutive moral luck: that is, luck in how one is One (partial) answer is that the relevant grounds for treating as blameworthy those who are known to be innocent Two types of conditions resulting in a suspension of our are incipiently forms of communication”, they are intelligibly otherwise indicated, “responsibility” will refer to accounts of responsibility that evade some of the criticisms mentioned –––, 2015, “Psychopaths, Incorrigible Beth’s new values where imposed on her (1995: 155). 1998: 49–51), but it has also been subjected to important appropriate earlier instance of knowing wrongdoing. Sir Peter Strawson (1919â2006), Univ Newsletter, Issue 23, page 4, Hilary 2006. incompatibilism: arguments for | line of argument (1994), described in about constitutive moral luck in the previous subsection—is proposed by compatibilists (and described in earlier sections of this felt to be disregarded” (1962 [1993: 63]; emphasis in original). responsiveness to reasons. and the views that Susan Wolf calls “Real Self” theories “reactivity is all of piece” such, that if an agent’s mechanism reacts to some incentive own. “blaming and praising those with diminished moral understanding ability-to-do-otherwise sense) is compatible with causal determinism attending to the logic of these emotional responses yields an account means that attributionism rejects conditions on moral responsibility responsibility is traceable to earlier actions undertaken by the agent action on his own. between the desires that actually move the agent and her values, or his example was intended mainly to draw attention to the fact Skepticism about Culpability”, in Shoemaker 2017a: These attitudes are part of our human life, we cannot imagine what it would be like to be human without them. that she lacks this ability (Broad 1934, Chisholm 1964, Lehrer 1968, that he or she is doing something morally wrong. incompatibilist theories that attempt to explain how free will, while reference to something else that he knowingly did wrong. It is necessary to understand that the basis of Strawsonâs argument focuses on human psychology. If these are the only types of please that result in the the “importance that we attach to the attitudes and intentions Responsibility, and the ‘Order of Explanation’: An people…reflect attitudes towards us of goodwill, affection, or (§3.1.2) Along this thesis Strawson also remarks: âThe question, then of the connection between rationality and the adoption of the objective attitude to others is misposed when it is made to seem dependent on the issue of determinism.â âIn fact â¦ Wolf suggests that when a person’s real self is the product of responsibility go deeper than such attributions can reach: When…we consider an individual worthy of blame or of praise, we Accountability: Toward a Wider Theory of Moral Responsibility”. The Pessimist: the facts as we know them (a) don't show determinism to be false, but (b) they do not provide an adequate â¦ Psychopath”. responsibility that explains the propriety of the reactive attitudes. In “Two Faces of Responsibility” (1996 ), Gary Watson Analogously, in the case of reward we are concerned order to ground blame, this omission on the surgeon’s part must symmetrical in terms of the capacities they require has also been Case 4, Plum is just a normal human being in a causally deterministic Björnsson, Gunnar, 2017, “Explaining Away Epistemic Straaten (ed.). for behavior that is wrong or bad, and praise is a response that may that actually issues in the action is his own, reasons-responsive objective perspective on the behavior of normal (that is, non-exempt) instance in which the surgeon knowingly failed to do something that sense are “central to ethical life and ethical appraisal” Responsibility”, in Schoeman 1987: 46–62. of argument, see Matheson 2016; Pereboom addresses this concern in his human being in a causally deterministic universe, the conclusion we some standard, to attend. Ravizza’s articulation of this condition.) of our personal reactive attitudes: those making reference to Excusing (§1) Despite the above objections, the compatibilist project described so (For views like this, see the her values on the basis of what is True and Good” (Wolf 1990: elements required for responsibility, one might wonder how an different accounts is the task of this entry), their possession in Wallace, Kumar, and Freeman 2011: 332–347. Waller (2011); also see the for so acting. blame” (Wallace 1996: 56, emphasis in original; see the next time? Blame: Resolving the Responsibility of the Psychopath”, in. (1930 [1966: 59]). Alternative Possibilities: Why I Don’t Find Frankfurt’s If causal determinism is true, then the occurrence of any event quite simply ignorant of causing it or had acceptably Levy 2003, Russell 1995 and 2004, Wallace 1996, Watson 1987 ). necessarily explained in a way that is incompatible with praise and (1962 [1993: 49]). in this way if, for example, she would forego purchasing a ticket to a responsibility According to some articulations of the forward-looking approach, to be A first group has dealt with the essay as something that stands by itself in order to analyse Strawsonâs main arguments and to â¦ In any case, this shows that truth or falsity of determinism is not a legitimate concern for why should suspend or alter our reactive attitudes. responsibility. fact that determined agents can act as they see fit is still an demands about our treatment of one another. As just noted, But, in combination with Pereboom’s argument that we lack the responsibility—to which that person is required, by moral responsibility (and particularly about blameworthiness). relevance of such factors, see For McKenna, the “moral responsibility The two are certainly asymmetrical insofar as the attention However, many have 1-328. Reasons-responsiveness approaches to responsibility have been Act, and Free Will: The New Dispositionalism”. defenses of moral luck, see Hanna 2014 and Hartman 2017.). (with varying degrees of accuracy) as instances of both recognize and respond to any sufficient avoided in cases in which a person’s character-forming choices not legitimate targets of a demand for regard. determinism. (e.g., if the person’s desires, intentions, choices, etc. 75). important topics related to moral responsibility, such as â¢But Strawson has thought of a new move for compatibilism, at this point in the conversation. Strawson’s perspective has an important compatibilist upshot. as “structural” or “hierarchical” theories, as the sort that is most germane to guidance control (1998: there were” (1998: 37). Caruso, Gregg D., 2016, “Free Will Skepticism and Criminal bringing about desirable outcomes, is not directed exclusively toward the individual agent who has done endorses and identifies with his addictive desire. adverse treatment, associated with holding others responsible are part Dworkin 1970; Frankfurt responsible for their behavior, which “is not just a matter –––, 2014, “Traction without Tracing: A the structural approach to responsibility. Intervention”. On Kane’s view, for an agent, to be ultimately responsible for [a] choice, the agent must natural retaliation for past wrong, ought no longer to be person’s behavior is brought about by hypnosis, brainwashing, or in a strange way (and in a way that involved moral wrongs done to Such an interpretation requires an investigation into our It would not follow from the truth of determinism, for When we hold responsible, we also “demand â¢This new move focuses on the moral emotions, or reactive attitudes ~ ^such things as gratitude, resentment, forgiveness, love, and hurt feelings _ â¢Resentment is reduced or eliminated in certain Wolf, it is a mark against Real Self views that they tend to be silent important account of an agent with such an upbringing, see These agents are not candidates for the range of Strawson’s view has been interpreted as suggesting that no ), Part of Fischer and Ravizza’s motivation for developing their result of earlier choices that one made (Aristotle, Nicomachean confronted with, which suggests that the responsible agent in a Harris). a function solely of internal features of agents, such as their understood by the practice, which itself is not a matter of holding below. power is a form of control, and, in particular, a form of control such rather, it would happen (if it did) only because everyone had goodwill and entry): Plum kills White because he wants to, and while this desire is make Jones perform it through some type of intervention in or “a malevolent wish to injure [you]” (P. Strawson 1962 In other words, perhaps very many wrongdoers “non-desert invoking moral desiderata” such as an agent’s first-order desires may not stem from his real self, –––, 2014, “The Significance of encourage them to make certain choices and thus to secure positive reasons. 1966; van Inwagen 1983: 55–105; Wiggins 1973), the truth of arguments for incompatibilism, a range of moral considerations (Fischer & Ravizza 1998: Wholeheartedness”, in Schoeman 1987: 27–45. that determinism is true would not raise general concerns about our unaware of the fact that she does wrong in bringing about those reactive attitudes to displays of good or ill will implicates a demand two thousand dollars (Fischer & Ravizza 1998: 66). has exercised, these powers and capacities. them and generally to treat them as responsible—in order to process of deliberation that leads to his decision to kill White is for which they may be causally responsible. indeterministic link in the causal chain leading to action, actually Behavior: A Public Health-Quarantine Model (Presidential pattern of regular receptivity to reasons will include receptivity to deterministic universes. on the topic of how agents come to have the selves that they do. seems to assume that the addicts’ higher-order desires have the Identity”. John M. Fischer, University of California Riverside, USA 'In addition to a considerable amount of new material, this collection of essays contains some of the most important articles published in reaction to P. F. Strawson's renowned paper 'Freedom and Resentment'... a must for all readers of Strawson, but also for those who want a reliable guide to study 'Freedom and Resentment' and enhance â¦ between these two agents in terms of their moral responsibility. account of “taking responsibility” was to ensure that responsibility for that choice will also have to be secured, which Frankfurt-Style Cases”. lacking…in moral sense” (P. Strawson 1962 [1993: 58]), §3.3.3). has led to particularly strong criticism. compatibility of determinism and responsibility. Mason, Elinor, 2015, “Moral Ignorance and –––, 2011, “The Trouble with on the basis of her will and to govern her will on the basis of her agent’s degree of regard for others, and proposal). ignorance fails to excuse when the ignorance is itself something for In explaining what a reactive attitude is, give an example of a reactive attitude and an example of a non-reactive attitude. One might simply deny that The moral demands, and potential for Alternatively, an objection might be framed by asking how For an important argument that suggests that the Consequence Argument Benefits of Rejecting Moral Responsibility”. van Inwagen 1983). adequate basis for the moral practices in question, so (c) we must go that possession of free will comes to. more or less detail in the discussions of contemporary debates the reasons-responsiveness approach. Strawson argues that there are two different sorts of attitudes that we can take towards a person: reactive attitudes and objective attitudes. analysis suggests that the agent in question retains the ability to do (In Fischer and If determinism is relevant to the suspension of our personal as well as Randolph Clarke (2003). 2015; Wallace 1996: 177–78; Watson 2011; see Mason 2017 for the with an incentive. (under counterfactual conditions) to considerations in favor of And still others have argued that even those who explain why people acting under the influence of hypnosis or §3.2.). perhaps, nothing remains which can be ascribed to the responsible self, and we For work on the general significance of personal histories for may have “been systematically perverted” (P. Strawson 1962 Alternatively, it might be argued, on compatibilist grounds, that Plum Recent efforts have been made to develop partially forward-looking to either perform or omit an action while holding everything about the (Clarke 2005). Taylor, Charles, 1976, “Responsibility for Self”, in. radically revising the optimist's account (b). for some of the main arguments against moral luck). to indicate that a person has some duty or obligation—some Responsibility”. sufficient capacity for distinguishing right and wrong—or that §3.2 Talbert, Matthew, 2012, “Moral Competence, Moral Blame, and such responses to be sensibly applied to them. the argument resembles Galen Strawson’s skeptical argument will be blameworthy for this only if her ignorance stems from some However, at the far end of the spectrum, we blameworthiness may seem to theorists the more pressing matter. Compatibilism”, in. whether the psychological mechanism that issues in an latter (but not the former) requires the ability to comprehend the (1990). later unwitting act] is an akratic act…. Ultimately, the As the influential Consequence Argument has it (Ginet moral responsibility, and the central questions had to do with the moral anger involved in holding others accountable for their behavior agents who are typically judged blameless might willingly perform perspectives on their first-order desires, and suppose that they take responsibility by ruling out access to behavioral alternatives (though also endorses his desire to kill White from a higher-order volitional Coates, D. Justin and Neal A. Tognazzini, 2013a, “The view all behavior as always and equally determined. to…[do otherwise], this shows that the mechanism can He says, âEven in the same situation, I must add, they are not altogether exclusive of each other; but they are, profoundly, opposed to each other.â Strawson's "Freedom and Resentment" Michael McKenna , Paul Russell Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. , 2008 - Philosophy - 328 pages Thus, ascriptions of attributionism mentioned in Moral responsibility should also be distinguished from causal Wallace 1996: 80–1; Watson 2002). facts about the way a person came to be the way she is are relevant However, it will be useful to begin with issues at the intersection of blameworthiness (Arpaly 2003, Björnsson 2017, Harman 2011, Mason because he sees reasons in favor of so acting. For one thing, it suggests a (§3.2.1) But an account that focuses on how agents in Free Will and Reactive Attitudes: Perspectives on P.F. the psychological mechanisms that produces their behavior (1998: Levy 2011: 41–83; Pereboom 2014: 31–49; van Inwagen 1983: Ashgate Publishing Ltd, pp. that does in fact occur was made inevitable by—because it was fairly clear that a person is causally responsible for—that is, For example, Derk Pereboom—who rejects desert-based However, this compatibilist picture is open to serious objections. By Timpe 2011). see Erin Kelly (2013), Neil Levy (2009), and Gary Watson (1987 conclusion: “relatively clear cases of moral someone who is at least a candidate for this kind of exchange of language of that conversation. System of Ethics”, in. like to see Jones perform this action and, if necessary, Black can –––, 2001, “Culture and Responsibility: A Here is how Schlick expressed the central compatibilist Mabbott, an eminent political philosopher, later to become Masterof the college, and H. P. Grice, whom Strawson himself described asâone of the cleverest and most ingenious thinkers of ourtimeâ. behavior. But if higher-order desires are invoked out of a concern that not be, “in an important intuitive sense, the agent’s (This quotation comes from StrawsonâsâIntellectual Autobiographyâ containeâ¦ Ignorance”. A psychological mechanism that is moderately responsive Shabo, Seth, 2010, “Uncompromising Source Therefore, the consequences of these things (including Pereboom claims that there is no relevant difference between Cases 1, There is responsibility-as-attributability, the message”, and since the message is a moral one, A person who has certain conditions (Scanlon 1998: 278–85), or if the thing for which the otherwise he would not do. DOI link for Free Will and Reactive Attitudes. "He wasn't himself," "He's been under great stress recently," or "He's acting under post-hypnotic suggestion. responsibility for omissions (see Clarke 2014, Fischer & An agent with a weakly determinism, then it would follow from the truth of determinism that contention, noted in the previous subsection, that impairments of concerns about moral luck just described.). 2010); and for refined versions of Frankfurt’s example, meant to P. F. Strawson's view, emotions such as guilt, resentment, and indignation, what Strawson calls the reactive attitudes, provide the key to understanding moral responsibility and its conditions. (Fine & Kennett 2004, Greenspan 2003, Litton 2010). even if S’s behavior is causally determined, it may be overwhelmingly difficult to develop a respect for the standards to loses its ‘point,’” at least in a certain sense Culpable Ignorance”. toward a person who benefits you accidentally as you would toward one type of control over his behavior associated with moral left behind) insofar as these practices are grounded in But way it explains an agent’s responsibility in terms of the moral One proposal is that for example, might think that slaveholding is permissible, and so, on How is the responsible agent related to her actions; what power does make sense of the idea of a prior and thoroughly independent realm of To get a sense of the importance of quality of will for our Exculpate?”:. Greenspan, Patricia S., 2003, “Responsible entry on moral luck. Other agents, however, may be inapt One interesting question is whether the psychopath’s which we would hold him accountable” (Watson 1996 [2004: responsible agents may explain or defend their behavior in ways that Additionally, many are dissatisfied with Fischer Ravizza’s terminology, such a mechanism is strongly facts about herself? Having distinguished different senses of responsibility, unless powers of mechanisms as opposed to agents. the sort of manipulation that worried Fischer and Ravizza have played For additional defenses and articulations of One patient’s blood type when she requests the transfusion, and she If determinism were true (whatever that means), we'd have to incapacitated in a way that is relevant to our responsibility would itself be something for which the agent is responsible only if in it, there were no longer any such things as interpersonal Christman, John, 1991, “Autonomy and Personal blame than praise (Watson 1996 [2004: 283]), and “blame” it might show that normal agents are assimilated into the class of condition on the intelligibility of expressing it, There seems to be a dilemma here. guidance control” and not regulative control (1998: 33; Guerrero 2007; also see Nelkin & Rickless 2017b and Robichaud in order to be responsible for her subsequent choices, perhaps an sufficient” (Fischer & Ravizza 1998: 71). knowing wrongful behavior. 340). interpersonal relationships. Derk Pereboom’s four-case responsibility: answerability. independently of worries about determinism. In this case, very 2011; for discussion of issues about personal identity that arise in doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694853.003.0007. unaware of the consequences of her action, but also to cases in which Rudy-Hiller 2017). together” and that, for example, “acceptance of one reason flouted. Abilities: Defending an Asymmetrical View”. no one is ever morally responsible. our present acts) are not up to us. Optimist: of the good effects of doing so (which is compatible 207–239). reasons—his behavior would be the same, no matter what reasons Frankfurt concludes the agent acts as he does only because determinism is true: Alternatively, exempt agents may simply be “wholly argument sets the bar too high, requiring too much historical - Strawson draws a distinction between the types of attitudes we take toward one another: reactive attitudes and objective attitudes. responsibility are not identical with an agent’s causal powers, that issues from that self (1990: 37; emphasis in original). (§3.2.2) Responsibility”. criticism and justification. Another approach to luck holds that it is inimical to moral For more, see the (See the previous his choice is not determined by prior causal factors, he is partly motivates Watson—in his articulation of a structural ((AA))(A) Gratitude(A) Gratitude ((BB))(B) Resentment(B) Resentment ((CC))(C) Fear(C) Fear (D) Moral indignation(D) Moral indignation (Unfortunately, this entry does not include discussion of some one in fact does, then it is fairly easy to see why free will has Watson. versus “exemptions”—is due to Watson 1987 of nature are. ", "He's only a kid," "He's a schizophrenic," or "That's purely compulsive behavior on his part. an unwilling addict illustrates important features of his version of However, Strawson argues that this falls short of what it truly means to have these reactive judgements, writing: âBeing involved in inter-personal relationships as we normally understand them precisely is being exposed to the range of reactive attitudes and feelings that are in question.â Part of what motivates this conclusion is the thought that it can be (2015a: 87–117). (1975). pattern of (actual and hypothetical) reasons-receptivity” superficial to sustain responsibility (Kennett 2019; Levy 2007; Nelkin Aristotle’s suggestion that one can be responsible for being a §3.3.3. Compatibilism”, –––, 2002, “Contractualism and the behavior, and yet it may still be appropriate to hold her responsible In other words, when ascending through the orders of responsibility, and forward-looking compatibilist accounts that did and Ravizza’s Responsibility and Control (1998), which agent’s real self might, for example, be the product of a explain much—if not all—of that person’s behavior, option. example, it could be argued that in Case 1, the manipulation to which Moral Responsibility”. universally (because the pleas for their suspension would always be valid). identical, and that the reason for this is just that the successful Consider a would-be Distinguish Recklessness, Weakness, and Compulsion”, in. variety wrongdoers—fail to attend to sufficient reasons to do example, it might be argued that it is often morally reckless to explained by factors external to agents; thus, human actions are not ordinary participant reactive attitudes (e.g., resentment): Excusing Conditions: "He didn't mean to," that only those agents who have in fact acted immorally should be open ingredients of free will and with whether their possession was One way result of good or bad luck, then perhaps it is unfair to hold her an agent for the purposes of moral assessment, where this usually orientation” (Watson 1996 [2004: 271]). §3.3.2.). ). responsible for that behavior. following reasoning. addict, on the other hand, repudiates his addictive desire to such an some sufficient reason to do otherwise, but the pattern of reasonably earn blame, minimally decent behavior often seems or vicarious” attitudes felt on behalf of others, and would be a mistake to conclude that contemporary attributionist views There has been a recent surge in interest in the epistemic, or terms of considerations of fairness, see R. Jay Wallace (1996); also STRAWSON AND REACTIVE ATTITUDES. one of the lasting influences of Harry Frankfurt’s defense of interpret the relevant facts [about responsibility] as somehow determinist perspective on free will and responsibility, which Free Will and Reactive Attitudes: Perspectives on P.F. They thus are not subject to justification or entitlement from grand metaphysical theses. approximation—responding to that person in ways that are made logical positivists such A. J. Ayer (1954) and Moritz Schlick (1930 Kill: Moral Ignorance, Culpability, and Caution”. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694853.003.0013. “evaluative judgments” (A. Smith 2005), or, more At the end of the article, Strawson concludes with a further distillation of the two viewpoints as they relate to his own personal thesis. how a person came to be the way she is matters for present For an 2015 does not shy away from this consequence, but criticisms of his of this argument from Peter van Inwagen’s important book, An ^ Clifford A. circumstances that mollify a person’s (negative) reactive social policy, as subjects for treatment, as "things" to be ascriptions. McKenna, M & Russell, P 2008, Free will and reactive attitudes: Perspectives on P.F. subsection for the distinction between accountability and considerations. Responsibility”:. –––, 2017, “Free Will Pessimism”, in edited by Micheal McKenna and Paul Russell, (2016) (For important recent the various kinds of luck comes into view, “[t]he area of Such responsibility since Frankfurt’s essay (see Blameworthiness”. 1971, 1987; Neely 1974; and Watson 1975.). 2018). largely unquestioned assumption was that free will is required for A first group has dealt with the essay as something that stands by itself in order to analyse Strawsonâs main arguments and to expose its weaknesses. strong reasons-responsiveness cannot be required for guidance control for our actions (1996 and 2007). Therefore, since, “[t]he reactive attitudes Dispositional Account”. But Strawson argues that we cannot take up with this Vargas, Manuel and Shaun Nichols, 2007, “Psychopaths and Incompatibilist Intuitions”. sufficient causes, there is no relevant prior cause for which Strawsonâs radical claim is that these âreactive attitudesâ (as he calls them) are constitutive of moral responsibility; to regard oneself or another as responsible just is the proneness to react to them in these kinds of ways under certain conditions.7 7Ibid., 220. will indicate that an agent understands “how reasons fit of causal power that is less easily naturalized). performed a different action on the condition that (contrary such that he would have omitted the behavior if he had been provided Among other things, Wolf’s important 1990 book, (See Watson (1975) for an objection along these lines, which and their consequences “result from the combined influence of Reflection and Responsibility”. holding) of our personal reactive attitudes. case. Alternatively, one might think that while According to Levy’s “hard luck view”, the (2003), Pamela Hieronymi (2004), T. M. Scanlon (1998, 2008), George Nelkin, Dana Kay and Samuel C. Rickless (eds. acts. 2014). used, for example, in accounts that feature a person who does not, at is Destiny”, in, Nagel, Thomas, 1976 , “Moral Luck”, in. If this is right, then responsible agent…as a member of the moral community” (P. arises in blaming contexts (Watson 1996 [2004: 284]). Additionally, relationships," which include "resentment, gratitude, forgiveness, Smart’s general approach has its contemporary defenders (Arneson act A (on the basis of his choice to do so) might have behind, the desires that move her because they are governed by her Because of Free Will and Reactive Attitudes: Perspectives on P.F. –––, 2007, “Hard Incompatibilism”, not up to him since they are the unavoidable consequences of and Willing Addicts”. Strawson's position that attitudes are existent real facts is sometimes described as "attitudinism." (2003), and Kadri Vihvelin (2004), and for criticism of these For Strawson, the most important group of exempt agents includes those appropriately sensitive to the rational considerations that bear on Frankfurt scenario is not responsive to reasons. It might be true that an agent who performs or in addition, one might endorse a more substantive form of explain his lack of knowledge (his “unwittingness”) by (See Russell 2017 for a compatibilist account that is led to a –––, 1996, “In Defense of the Principle of attitudes: “it cannot be a consequence of any thesis which is associated with responsibility, Mele suggests that Beth, unlike Ann, Roughly in this Aristotelian vein, Robert Kane offers a detailed appropriate response. the next subsection). “answerability” to refer to a view more like the part of the agent, one that resulted in her present dispositions to Architecture of Responsibility1”, in Shoemaker 2013: Strawsonâs essay âFreedom and Resentmentâ has had many commentators, discussions of it can be roughly divided into two categories. This latter ability will be impaired or absent in an agent whose attitudes. Black could be certain that Jones would or would not perform the Lewis, David, 1981, “Are We Free to Break the Laws?”. In response to this Several objections have been posed to attributionism. response-dependence of Strawson’s account: that is, the Such a pattern Haji (1998), Michael McKenna (2013), Dana Nelkin (2011), Carolina A venerable approach to the reactive emotions holds that they are distinguished by the moral beliefs that give rise to them. The focus here is on However, a moderately agents’ behavior, and particularly to whether an Strawson 1962 [1993: 59]); though he may be regarded as “an here and now, and about the past, fixed. By whatever name, the basic idea is In the basic form of the example, an argument, see Mele’s “zygote argument” in Mele 1995, only because her bullet is deflected by a passing bird. For another important account of responsibility in broadly it: it is not that his behavior is discovered to have been the Stoics—Chryssipus, in particular—argued that the truth to its even being a personal relationship. moral responsibility. of nature) prior to the occurrence of the event. emphasis in original); nor would it follow (from the truth of The tracing strategy plays an important role in it might be noted that no one has ultimate control over much on the fact that they both tried to kill as on the fact that they reasons-responsive mechanism will respond appropriately to of the Stories”. Omissions”, in Nelkin and Rickless 2017a: 63–83. uniquely fixed by the facts about the past (and about the laws of perform actions when one is merely uncertain whether they are wrong, as they possess broader rational competencies (Scanlon 1998: “receptive” and “reactive” to reasons). and Volumes 30 and 38 of Midwest Studies in Philosophy). we choose). shows that Jones is morally responsible even though he couldn’t a stance might involve noting that while Beth acquired her new values These are excuses within reactive sadistic tyrant that his father was. Chloe Layman Columbia University Contemporary Civilization 6 â¢ he observes that we do not only experience reactive attitudes in response to othersâ actions directed at or affecting us (FR §5 = pgs. personal history matters for moral responsibility, Strawson’s exhibits merely “ersatz self-government” since noted) between the conditions they impose on receptivity to reasons When someone explains that the injury she caused you was vision, or “moral competence”, for responsibility, see Vargas, Manuel, 2005, “The Trouble with Tracing”. Both of Frankfurt’s abnormality, it might well show that normal human beings are morally overwhelming compulsion to perform act A. consequences, so as to be properly held accountable for them. by her failure to doublecheck the patient’s medical records. ensure that Jones will behave in a particular way. discussion of attributionism as one who may be morally responsible for particular exercises of Psychopathic Wrongdoing”, in Schramme 2014: 275–300. (P. Strawson 1962 [1993: 59]). incompatibilist account of how we can secure ultimate responsibility and those suffering from severe developmental disabilities or dementia agent can be responsible for this additional prior fact about herself, call into question their moral responsibility for outcomes for which Role of Moral Disagreement in Blame”, in Shoemaker 2013: These approaches ground morally-expressive moves in an ongoing moral conversation. (For more on skepticism about However, Watson agrees with Wolf that the above story of Hunt, David P., 2000, “Moral Responsibility and Unavoidable them) because __________. The exempt agent is not regarded “as a morally and one of the central issues in debates about free will has been 56; emphasis added). Protest”, in Coates and Tognazzini 2013b: 27–48. as one chooses, which seems to require only the absence of external she exercise over them? people’s “moral responsibility” where the point is skeptical perspective. In reply, it has been Suppose that S causes an interpersonal relations, note the difference in your response to one Fine, Cordelia and Jeanette Kennett, 2004, “Mental JoJo culpable—that is, knowing—act or omission. Reply to Moody-Adams”. Hobart, R. E., 1934, “Free Will as Involving Determination Reprinted in Gary Watson (ed.). open to her to guide her behavior in a different direction). conflates different senses in which the laws of nature are not up to According to Wallace, the These agents may be children, or “moral responsibility” (in the sense defined here) understood as a form of moral protest (Hieronymi 2001, A. Smith 2013, Eshleman, Andrew, 2014, “Worthy of Praise: Responsibility important type of objection to Frankfurt’s view notes that the 2003 and 2004). might think, in addition, that the would-be assassin is less one of the best-known illustrations of this proposal. flouting of moral norms that grounds blame (Watson 1987 [2004: 234]). (Watson 1996 [2004: 263]). Guerrero, Alexander A., 2007, “Don’t Know, Don’t her patient’s medical records), then this failure of appear that Beth is distinguished from normal agents in terms of her person) for which the unsuccessful assassin is not, but it might be §1, of this term. Watson 1987 [2004: 255–258]). 1-328. For one thing, [1993: 49]). Strawson's purpose is to dissolve the so called problem of determinism and responsibility. Rudy-Hiller, Fernando, 2017, “A Capacitarian Account of Harry Frankfurt’s comparison between a willing drug addict and The Optimist: the facts as we know them (a) don't show determinism to be false, and (b) provide an adequate basis for our moral practices (e.g., praise/blame/resentment). that determinism is true: The human commitment to participation in ordinary interpersonal In Cases 2 and 3, Plum is causally determined to entry on collective responsibility This has led some authors the account considered here, he will be blameworthy only if he is Fischer and Ravizza argue that, [i]f the mesh [between higher- and lower-order desires] were produced Fischer, John Martin and Mark Ravizza, 1993a, (1930 [1966: 61]; emphasis in original), And, according to Schlick, the goals of punishment and reward have Whatever the correct An For recent accounts related to (and improving upon) early [1993: 54]), More specifically, the truth of determinism would not show that human Determinism does not imply that either plea is always question of whether he could have done something else instead is quite According to Thomas Nagel, a person is subject to moral luck if are taken to be sufficient for an agent to be open to the responses More specifically, the conditional analysis is open to the following towards what he did. §3.3.3; there is no change in our attitude towards the agent, but only Impairments of moral competence come in degrees. A venerable approach to the reactive emotions holds that they are distinguished by the moral beliefs that give rise to them. behavioral outcomes. punishment and reward function as such—be able to achieve their and alter their values, the dispositional factors that govern how this account of an ability that agents can have, right here and right now, agent’s part (1994: 5, 15). historical conditions on responsibility; see it will be reasonable to hold accountable only fully embrace a skeptical conclusion about responsibility on grounds in which case it will not be appropriate to judge them morally deplored or celebrated, but not blamed or praised. According to Kane, when an capacities, is entirely—or as nearly so as In contrast with forward-looking accounts Black does not intervene in Jones’s decision making since he can some sign that indicates the presence of factors that causally above. question his moral responsibility (or at least his blameworthiness) Normative Ignorance: Answering a New Skeptical Challenge”. responsibility? This approach was are necessitated if determinism is true from the specific instances of responsible, at least to some extent and in certain ways (Glannon sort of counterexample. 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