Seminar: Dr Lubomira Radoilska, 7 November 2012

Dr Lubomira Radoilska, University of Cambridge
Moral responsibility and control
7 November 2012


Moral responsibility is often conceptualised in terms of control. The basic intuition at the heart of this approach is that a person may only be held responsible for things that are under her control, and only in so far as they are under her control. In this paper, I look into some apparent counterexamples, and argue that these are better accounted for by a theory of moral responsibility that, like Aristotle’s, operates with two separate, equally fundamental notions of control rather than by alternative theories that reject control as irrelevant.