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作者 Shoemaker, David, 1964- author
書名 Responsibility from the margins / David Shoemaker
出版項 Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015
國際標準書號 9780198715672 (hardback)
0198715676
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  BJ1451 .S53 2015    在架上    30610020467114
 文哲所  199.6 S559    在架上    30580003211047
 歐美所圖書館  190 Sh732 2015    到期 07-21-21  -  30500101517327
版本 First edition
說明 xv, 262 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Text in English
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-250) and index
Introduction -- part I. The tripartite theory of responsibility ; The tripartite profile : a chart ; Attributability ; Answerability ; Accountability -- part II. Ambivalence at the margins ; Marginal ambivalence : a chart ; Depression and scrupulosity : the boundaries of the deep self ; Psychoapthy and autism : the limits of regard ; Psychopathy and intellectual disability : impairments of judgment ; Deprivation and dementia : how history does and doesn't matter -- Conclusion
David Shoemaker presents a new pluralistic theory of responsibility, based on the idea of quality of will. His approach is motivated by our ambivalence to real-life cases of marginal agency, such as those caused by clinical depression, dementia, scrupulosity, psychopathy, autism, intellectual disability, and poor formative circumstances. Our ambivalent responses suggest that such agents are responsible in some ways but not others. Shoemaker develops a theory to account for our ambivalence, via close examination of several categories of pan-cultural emotional responsibility responses (sentiments) and their appropriateness conditions. The result is three distinct types of responsibility, each with its own set of required capacities: attributability, answerability, and accountability. Attributability is about the having and expressing of various traits of character, and it is the target of a range of aretaic sentiments and emotional practices organized around disdain and admiration. Answerability is about one's capacity to govern one's actions and attitudes by one's evaluative judgments about the worth of various practical reasons, and it is the target of a range of sentiments and emotional practices organized around regret and pride. Accountability is about one's ability to regard others, both evaluatively and emotionally, and it is the target of a range of sentiments and emotional practices organized around anger and gratitude. In Part One of the book, this tripartite theory is developed and defended. In Part Two of the book, the tripartite theory's predictions about specific marginal cases are tested, once certain empirical details about the nature of those agents have been filled in and discussed
主題 Agent (Philosophy)
Responsibility
Marginality, Social
Social norms -- Philosophy
People with social disabilities
Mental illness -- Moral and ethical aspects
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