The Jowett Society (Friday - Week 8, MT18)

Philosophical Society

I propose an account of the abilities required for moral agency. According to this account, moral agency requires, among other things, abilities whose exercise is under the agent’s control. I spell out the features of such abilities, comparing my account with other accounts of agential abilities in the literature. Finally, I examine an objection based on so-called ‘Frankfurt-style cases’ that purports to show that moral responsibility for our actions and their consequences doesn’t require the exercise of such abilities.

Jowett Society Organising Committee: Harry Alanen, Christopher Benzenberg, Sara Chan, Sean Costello, Alastair Criag, Katherine Hong, Sebastian Liu, Chiara Martini, Arnaud Petit, Beatriz Santos and Lewis Wang |

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