Mapping Responsibility by Herbert Fingarette
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Mapping Responsibility
By Herbert Fingarette

Mapping Responsibility

Choice, Guilt, Punishment, and Other Perspectives

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Mapping Responsibility by Herbert Fingarette

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Written for philosophers as well as general readers interested in social and moral issues, Mapping Responsibility is a thoughtful exploration of the ambiguous terrain of moral responsibility. As a philosophical idea, responsibility poses vexing questions: What does it mean to be a responsible person - that is, one who is justly held accountable and possibly punishable for an action? In exploring this and other important questions, author Herbert Fingarette employs an interdisciplinary range of ideas. He uses the theoretical standpoints of moral philosophy, moral psychology, and psychoanalytic psychology and also taps into legal scholarship on criminal justice to discuss retribution, punishment, and the state.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780812695649
ISBN-10: 081269564X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 155mm x 13mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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