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Agency and responsibility : a common-sense moral psychology, Jeanette Kennett

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Agency and responsibility : a common-sense moral psychology
Title
Agency and responsibility
Title remainder
a common-sense moral psychology
Statement of responsibility
Jeanette Kennett
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Taking the problem of weakness of will as her starting point, Jeanette Kennett builds an account of moral agency which gives a central place to the capacity for self-control. Her account of the exercise and limits of self-control vindicates the common-sense distinction between weakness of will and compulsion and so underwrites our ordinary allocations of moral responsibility. She addresses a range of topics in moral psychology, such as the nature of valuing and desiring, conceptions of virtue, moral conflict, and the varieties of recklessness (here characterised as culpable bad judgement) - and does so in terms which make their relations to each other and to the challenges of real life obvious. Agency and Responsibility concludes by testing the accounts developed of self-control, moral failure and moral responsibility against the hard cases provided by acts of extreme evil."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kennett, Jeanette
Dewey number
170/.1/9
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ45
LC item number
.K46 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethics
  • Psychology and philosophy
  • Self-control
  • Will
  • Ethiek
  • Verantwoordelijkheid
  • Zelfcontrole
  • Psychologische aspecten
  • Verantwortungsbewusstsein
  • Moralpsychologie
Label
Agency and responsibility : a common-sense moral psychology, Jeanette Kennett
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Monash University, early 1990s
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Socratic Account
  • McDowell's Account of Moral Motivation
  • Three Problems with McDowell's View
  • 3.
  • Humean Accounts of Reasons and Motivation: Davidson and Decision Theory
  • Davidson's Account of Incontinence
  • Problems with Davidson's Account
  • Scepticism about Practical Reason
  • Decision Theory and Weakness of Will
  • Hierarchical Accounts of Weakness of Will
  • 1.
  • Objections to Hierarchical Accounts
  • 4.
  • Wanting and Valuing
  • Plato, Aristotle, and Watson: The Parts of the Soul
  • Nature of the Connection between Reason and Desire
  • Reasons and Rational Agents
  • Rational Action
  • Conclusion: Towards an Account of Self-control
  • 5.
  • Taxonomy of Agent-control
  • Introduction: Moral Psychology and Common Sense
  • Self-control, External Control, and Intentional Agency
  • Self-control and Instrumental Rationality
  • Autonomy, Orthonomy, and Self-control
  • How is Orthonomous Self-control Exercised?
  • Broad Orthonomy and the Limits of Self-control
  • 6.
  • Moral Failures and Moral Responsibility: Recklessness, Weakness, Compulsion
  • Compulsive Agent
  • Weak-willed Agent
  • Reckless Agent
  • Scepticism about Philosophy
  • Varieties of Recklessness
  • Recklessness, Self-control, and Moral Responsibility
  • 7.
  • Moral Failure and Moral Responsibility: The Problem of Evildoers
  • Rogues' Gallery
  • Detachment, Engagement, and Holding Responsible
  • Evil Actions, Self-control, and Moral Responsibility
  • Freedom, Recklessness, and Responsibility
  • Intuition, Convention, and Common Sense
  • What does Common Sense Say?
  • How is Common Sense to be Defended?
  • 2.
  • Classical Theories of Reasons and Motivation
Control code
44727771
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780198236580
Lccn
00060671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)44727771
Label
Agency and responsibility : a common-sense moral psychology, Jeanette Kennett
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Monash University, early 1990s
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-225) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Socratic Account
  • McDowell's Account of Moral Motivation
  • Three Problems with McDowell's View
  • 3.
  • Humean Accounts of Reasons and Motivation: Davidson and Decision Theory
  • Davidson's Account of Incontinence
  • Problems with Davidson's Account
  • Scepticism about Practical Reason
  • Decision Theory and Weakness of Will
  • Hierarchical Accounts of Weakness of Will
  • 1.
  • Objections to Hierarchical Accounts
  • 4.
  • Wanting and Valuing
  • Plato, Aristotle, and Watson: The Parts of the Soul
  • Nature of the Connection between Reason and Desire
  • Reasons and Rational Agents
  • Rational Action
  • Conclusion: Towards an Account of Self-control
  • 5.
  • Taxonomy of Agent-control
  • Introduction: Moral Psychology and Common Sense
  • Self-control, External Control, and Intentional Agency
  • Self-control and Instrumental Rationality
  • Autonomy, Orthonomy, and Self-control
  • How is Orthonomous Self-control Exercised?
  • Broad Orthonomy and the Limits of Self-control
  • 6.
  • Moral Failures and Moral Responsibility: Recklessness, Weakness, Compulsion
  • Compulsive Agent
  • Weak-willed Agent
  • Reckless Agent
  • Scepticism about Philosophy
  • Varieties of Recklessness
  • Recklessness, Self-control, and Moral Responsibility
  • 7.
  • Moral Failure and Moral Responsibility: The Problem of Evildoers
  • Rogues' Gallery
  • Detachment, Engagement, and Holding Responsible
  • Evil Actions, Self-control, and Moral Responsibility
  • Freedom, Recklessness, and Responsibility
  • Intuition, Convention, and Common Sense
  • What does Common Sense Say?
  • How is Common Sense to be Defended?
  • 2.
  • Classical Theories of Reasons and Motivation
Control code
44727771
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780198236580
Lccn
00060671
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)44727771

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