Responsibility and Control

This book provides a comprehensive, systematic theory of moral responsibility.

Responsibility and Control

Author: John Martin Fischer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316583759

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This book provides a comprehensive, systematic theory of moral responsibility. The authors explore the conditions under which individuals are morally responsible for actions, omissions, consequences, and emotions. The leading idea in the book is that moral responsibility is based on 'guidance control'. This control has two components: the mechanism that issues in the relevant behavior must be the agent's own mechanism, and it must be appropriately responsive to reasons. The book develops an account of both components. The authors go on to offer a sustained defense of the thesis that moral responsibility is compatible with causal determinism.

My Way

A collection of John Martin Fischer's essays on free will and moral responsibility.

My Way

Author: John Martin Fischer

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195179552

Page: 260

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A collection of John Martin Fischer's essays on free will and moral responsibility. Fischer's overall framework contains an argument for the contention that moral responsibility does not require free will in the sense that implies alternative possibilities and a sketch of a comprehensive theory of moral responsibility.

Deep Control

This collection of essays puts forth the idea that moral responsibility is associated with "deep control," what the author defines as the middle ground between the two extreme positions of "superficial control" and "total control."

Deep Control

Author: John Martin Fischer

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0199742987

Page: 244

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Fischer here defends the contention that moral responsibility is associated with "deep control", which is "in-between" two untenable extreme positions: "superficial control" and "total control". He defends this "middle way" against the proponents of more--and less--robust notions of the freedom required for moral responsibility. Fischer offers a new solution to the Luck Problem, as well as providing a defense of the compatibility of causal determinism and moral responsibility.

The Ethics of Accounting and Finance

Members of the academic community, lawyers, government officials, and professionals in the accounting and financial services industries examine ethical issues of critical concern to contemporary business.

The Ethics of Accounting and Finance

Author: National Conference on Business Ethics

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780899309972

Page: 229

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Members of the academic community, lawyers, government officials, and professionals in the accounting and financial services industries examine ethical issues of critical concern to contemporary business.

The Metasphysics of Free Will

The Metasphysics of Free Will

Author: John Martin Fischer

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781557868572

Page: 284

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The Metaphysics of Free Will provides a through statement of the major grounds for skepticism about the reality of free will and moral responsibility. The author identifies and explains the sort of control that is associated with personhood and accountability, and shows how it is consistent with causal determinism. In so doing, out view of ourselves as morally responsible agents is protected against the disturbing changes posed by science and religion.

Loss of Control and Diminished Responsibility

This book provides a leading point of reference in the field of partial defences to murder and with respect to the mental condition defences of loss of control and diminished responsibility in general.

Loss of Control and Diminished Responsibility

Author: Professor Alan Reed

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409497828

Page: 410

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This book provides a leading point of reference in the field of partial defences to murder and with respect to the mental condition defences of loss of control and diminished responsibility in general. The work includes contributions from leading specialists from different jurisdictions. Divided into two parts, the first provides an analysis from the perspective of the UK, looking at particular concerns such as domestic violence, revenge and mixed motive killings, mistaken beliefs. The second part presents a comparative and international view to provide a wider background of how alternative systems treat issues of human frailty short of full insanity (loss of control, diminished responsibility) in the context of the criminal law.

Four Views on Free Will

Focusing on the concepts and interactions of free will, moral responsibility, and determinism, this text represents the most up-to-date account of the four major positions in the free will debate.

Four Views on Free Will

Author: John Martin Fischer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405182040

Page: 240

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Focusing on the concepts and interactions of free will, moralresponsibility, and determinism, this text represents the mostup-to-date account of the four major positions in the free willdebate. Four serious and well-known philosophers explore the opposingviewpoints of libertarianism, compatibilism, hard incompatibilism,and revisionism The first half of the book contains each philosopher’sexplanation of his particular view; the second half allows them todirectly respond to each other’s arguments, in a lively andengaging conversation Offers the reader a one of a kind, interactive discussion Forms part of the acclaimed Great Debates in Philosophyseries

The Budget Report of the State Board of Finance and Control to the General Assembly Session of 1929 1937

Board of Finance and Control. refuses to allow common carriers to exempt
themselves from responsibility. Situated as a common carrier is, it is a matter of
public concern that he should be held to the responsibility of doing his work with
care ...

The Budget Report of the State Board of Finance and Control to the General Assembly  Session of  1929   1937

Author: Connecticut. Board of Finance and Control

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Budget report for 1929/31 deals also with the operations of the fiscal year ended June 30, 1928 and the estimates for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1929.

Accountability

The authors show how to transform a business by replacing the control and manipulation that typically characterize the workplace with personal accountability.

Accountability

Author: Rob Lebow

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 157675183X

Page: 258

View: 833

The authors show how to transform a business by replacing the control and manipulation that typically characterize the workplace with personal accountability.

Animal Control Management

This book is the first of its kind to discuss in detail the actual management of local animal control programs as opposed to the care of the animals.

Animal Control Management

Author: Stephen Aronson

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 155753540X

Page: 401

View: 367

This book is the first of its kind to discuss in detail the actual management of local animal control programs as opposed to the care of the animals. The book covers those financial, personnel, legal and health and safety issues that animal control directors and management staff need to know in providing direction and oversight of animal control programs. Chapters examine selected topics in which the author assesses the strengths and weaknesses, offers new insights and strategies for managing more effectively. For example, the two chapters on contracting, discuss the steps in the process, strategies, and suggested provisions in the written agreement to make the program more effective. The animal law chapters explain the basis for the laws, but also highlight those provisions that if enacted into law, can strengthen enforcement options. The chapter on budget and revenues explains funding variations among programs and how local officials have been creative in financing these programs. Subjects addressed in this book include many recently recognized as vital to the management of animal control programs. They include: need for websites, use of program evaluations, and the value of forms, records and reports. In addition, the author discusses and assesses from a new perspective: interacting with the public and the media, liability issues, wildlife problems, and the politics of animal control.

Consciousness and Moral Responsibility

Neil Levy presents a new theory of freedom and responsibility.

Consciousness and Moral Responsibility

Author: Neil Levy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198704631

Page: 157

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Neil Levy presents a new theory of freedom and responsibility. He defends a particular account of consciousness—the global workspace view—and argues that consciousness plays an especially important role in action. There are good reasons to think that the naïve assumption, that consciousness is needed for moral responsibility, is in fact true.

Accountability

The authors show how to transform a business by replacing the control and manipulation that typically characterize the workplace with personal accountability....

Accountability

Author: Randy Spitzer

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant

ISBN: 9781459625860

Page: 396

View: 561

The authors show how to transform a business by replacing the control and manipulation that typically characterize the workplace with personal accountability.

A Journey to the Other Side of Life

Have An Attitude of Responsibility You must be in control and responsible for
your feelings. As we learned from Chapter Three, emotions (especially wounded
emotions) are something that come upon you, from within you. They are not ...

A Journey to the Other Side of Life

Author: Kevin Lane Turner

Publisher: Ashley Down Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781886122734

Page: 304

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Free Will and Moral Responsibility

So, we lack responsibility-grounding control. Deprived of such control, no one is ever morally responsible for anything. A number of the freshly-minted essays in this collection address aspects of this dilemma.

Free Will and Moral Responsibility

Author: Ishtiyaque Haji

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443853232

Page: 280

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Determinism is, roughly, the thesis that facts about the past and the laws of nature entail all truths. A venerable, age-old dilemma concerning responsibility distils to this: if either determinism is true or it is not true, we lack “responsibility-grounding” control. Either determinism is true or it is not true. So, we lack responsibility-grounding control. Deprived of such control, no one is ever morally responsible for anything. A number of the freshly-minted essays in this collection address aspects of this dilemma. Responding to the horn that determinism undermines the freedom that responsibility (or moral obligation) requires, the freedom to do otherwise, some papers in this collection debate the merits of Frankfurt-style examples that purport to show that one can be responsible despite lacking alternatives. Responding to the horn that indeterminism implies luck or randomness, other papers discuss the strengths or shortcomings of libertarian free will or control. Also included in this collection are essays on the freedom requirements of moral obligation, forgiveness and free will, a “desert-free” conception of free will, and vicarious legal and moral responsibility. The authors of the essays in this volume are philosophers who have made significant contributions to debates in free will, moral responsibility, moral obligation, the reactive attitudes, philosophy of action, and philosophical psychology, and include John Martin Fischer, Robert Kane, Michael McKenna, Alfred Mele, and Derk Pereboom.

Action Ethics and Responsibility

By contrast, these essays by leading philosophers view responsibility from a variety of perspectives--metaphysics, ethics, action theory, and the philosophy of law.

Action  Ethics  and Responsibility

Author: Joseph Keim Campbell

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262014734

Page: 307

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"The essays in this volume derive from presentations given at the ninth annual Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference (INPC), held March 31-April 2, 2006 in Pullman, Washington and Moscow, Idaho"--Acknowledgments.