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Moral Luck

by Bernard Williams

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Philosophy,
  • Ethics--Addresses, essays, lectures,
  • Ethics--Addresses, essays, lectures Ethics--A,
  • Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Philosophy / General,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7735547M
    ISBN 100521286913
    ISBN 109780521286916

    Thomas Nagel’s “Moral Luck” challenges the Kantian idea that morality is immune from luck by defining and supporting the concept of ‘moral luck.’ Nagel claims that moral luck occurs when “a significant aspect of what someone does depends on factors beyond his control, yet we continue to treat him in that respect as an object of moral judgment.”. In addition, this book explores the nature of moral agency and free will, the purpose of moral judgment, causation in tort and criminal law, the process of character development, and more. Purchase the Book. You can purchase Responsibility & Luck: A Defense of .

    Moral Luck and Computer Ethics: Gauguin in Cyberspace. [REVIEW] David Sanford Horner - - Ethics and Information Technology 12 (4) Kant 's Moral Judgement Of Moral Luck Words 7 Pages Michaela Brester Elwonger Intro to Philosophy 9 October “Kant believed that good or bad luck should influence neither our moral judgment of a person and his actions, nor his moral assessment of himself.” -Thomas Nagel Thomas Nagel, Professor of Philosophy at New York University.

      Today, we try to address this question with the concept of moral luck. Hank explains the difference between moral and causal responsibility, and the reasons we assign praise and blame. 1 Ethics – Handout 25 Nagel, “Moral Luck” Control Principle: People cannot be morally assessed for what is due to factors beyond their control. Corollary to the CP: Two people ought not to be morally assessed differently if the only other differences between them are due to factors beyond their Size: 54KB.


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Moral Luck contains a number of essays that have contributed influentially to this development. Among the recurring themes are the moral and philosophical limitations of Moral Luck book, the notion of integrity, relativism, and problems of moral conflict and rational by: The book is a successor to Problems of the Self, but whereas that volume dealt mainly with questions of personal identity, Moral Luck centres on questions of moral philosophy and the theory of rational action.

That whole area has of course been strikingly reinvigorated over the last deacde, and philosophers have bot/5. responsibility.

The view that moral luck is paradoxical is not a mistake, ethical or logical, but a perception of one of the ways in which the intuitively acceptable conditions of moral judgment threaten to undermine it all.

It resembles the situation in another area of philosophy, the theory of Size: KB. Should a person be praised for his fine moral character which was a consequence of his good luck in being born into a certain kind of family, in particular historical circumstances.

These questions and other ideas are discussed in this book by leading philosophers including: Bernard Williams, Thomas Nagel, Martha C. Nussbaum, Don Levi, Judith. Moral Luck (SUNY Series in Ethical Theory) Moral Luck book Daniel Statman (Editor) out of 5 stars 1 rating.

ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important. ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. 5/5(1). Moral luck occurs when an agent can be correctly treated as an object of moral judgment despite the fact that a significant aspect of what she is assessed for depends on factors beyond her control.

Bernard Williams writes, “when I first introduced the expression moral luck, I expected to suggest an oxymoron” (Williams). Indeed, immunity from luck has been thought by many to be part of the very.

This is a case of moral luck because the driver would have to blame himself only slightly if there weren’t a situation in which he had to brake suddenly to avoid hitting a child.

The driver’s degree of negligence is the same in both cases, but the moral assessment differs based on factors outside of the driver’s control – i.e., whether. Williams, Moral Luck, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press20– I have presented versions of this paper at workshops and colloquia in Aachen, Berlin, and Potsdam, and I have profited a great deal from the discussions which took place on theseAuthor: Thomas Schmidt.

Moral Luck contains a number of essays that have contributed influentially to this development. Among the recurring themes are the moral and philosophical limitations of utilitarianism, the notion of integrity, relativism, and problems of moral conflict and rational choice.

Moral Luck - by Bernard Williams December Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our by: ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 24 cm. Contents: Moral luck / Bernard Williams --Moral luck / Thomas Nagel --Luck and ethics / Martha C.

Nussbaum --What's luck got to do with it?/ Don S. Levi --Nagel, Williams, and moral luck / Judith Andre --Morality and luck / Henning Jensen --Moral luck / Nicholas Rescher --Luck. The book is a successor to Problems of the Self, but whereas that volume dealt mainly with questions of personal identity, Moral Luck centres on questions of moral philosophy /5().

A new volume of philosophical essays by Bernard Williams. The book is a successor to Problems of the Self, but whereas that volume dealt mainly with questions of personal identity, Moral Luck centres on questions of moral philosophy and the theory of rational action.

That whole area has of course been strikingly reinvigorated over the last deacde, and philosophers have both broadened and.

The book is a successor to Problems of the Self, but whereas that volume dealt mainly with questions of personal identity, Moral Luck centres on questions of Pages: Moral Luck. A case of moral luck occurs whenever luck makes a moral difference.

The problem of moral luck arises from a clash between the apparently widely held intuition that cases of moral luck should not occur with the fact that it is arguably impossible to prevent such cases from arising.

Constitutive Moral Luck and Strawson's Argument for the Impossibility of Moral Responsibility. Robert J. Hartman - - Journal of the American Philosophical Association 4 (2) Book Description / Endorsements Sample Chapter. The Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy and Psychology of Luck, edited with Ian M.

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With the theme of working together as a team is more beneficial than working on your own, Bad Luck is an enjoyable book to sit and read/5. kinds of ‘moral luck.’ Luck in how things turn out The rst case Nagel discusses, and the most obvious, is luck in how things turn out.

Cases of this kind are cases in which the e ects of one’s actions, even though dependent on factors outside of an agent’s control, can a ect one’s moral status. Author: Jonathan Spelman Category: Ethics Word Count: 1.

Resultant Moral Luck While my brother and I were growing up, our father would tell us stories from his time as a police officer.

One of those stories was about a teenager who fell asleep at the wheel, crossed over the center line, and hit an oncoming. Moral Luck contains a number of essays that have contributed influentially to this development.

Among the recurring themes are the moral and philosophical limitations of utilitarianism, the notion of integrity, relativism, and problems of moral conflict and rational : Cambridge University Press.A new volume of philosophical essays by Bernard Williams. The book is a successor to Problems of the Self, but whereas that volume dealt mainly with questions of personal identity, Moral Luck centres on questions of moral philosophy and the theory of rational action.

That whole area has of course been strikingly reinvigorated over the last deacde, and philosophers have both broadened and 5/5(1). He also explains why there is a puzzle in our thinking about moral responsibility in the first place if luck often affects a person’s praiseworthiness and blameworthiness.

Furthermore, the book’s methodology provides a unique way to advance the moral luck debate with arguments from diverse areas in philosophy that do not bottom out in Cited by: 6.