A Structured taxonomy of responsibility concepts

Nicole A. Vincent

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This paper distinguishes six different responsibility concepts from one another, and it explains how those concepts relate to each other. The resulting "structured taxonomy of responsibility concepts" identifies several common sources of disputes about responsibility, and it suggests a procedure for resolving such disputes. To demonstrate their utility, this taxonomy and procedure are then used to illuminate debates in two familiar contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMoral responsibility
Subtitle of host publicationbeyond free will and determinism
EditorsNicole A. Vincent, Ibo van de Poel, Jeroen van den Hoven
Place of PublicationDordrecht, Netherlands ; London
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9789400718777
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameLibrary of ethics and applied philosophy

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