The Mark of Responsibility
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law
Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Vol. 23, No. 2, pp. 157-171, 2003
This paper tackles three common misconceptions about responsibility. The first misconception is that it is against our interests to be responsible for our actions. The second is that our responsibility for our actions is fixed at the time when we act. The third is that we can only be responsible to someone in particular, not responsible full stop. The three misconceptions turn out to be related, and disabusing ourselves of them helps us to rediscover the most fundamental point of the courtroom trial.
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Date posted: February 29, 2008
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