A Structured Taxonomy of Responsibility Concepts

MORAL RESPONSIBILITY: BEYOND FREE WILL & DETERMINISM, pp. 15-35, Nicole A.Vincent, Van de Poel & Van den Hoven, eds, Springer, 2011

Posted: 22 Aug 2010 Last revised: 5 Jun 2012

Nicole A. Vincent

Georgia State University; Delft University of Technology - Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management

Date Written: August 20, 2010

Abstract

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. AVAILABLE ONLINE.

Keywords: responsibility, taxonomy, H.L.A. Hart, compatibilism, luck egalitarianism, tort law

Suggested Citation

Vincent, Nicole A., A Structured Taxonomy of Responsibility Concepts (August 20, 2010). MORAL RESPONSIBILITY: BEYOND FREE WILL & DETERMINISM, pp. 15-35, Nicole A.Vincent, Van de Poel & Van den Hoven, eds, Springer, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1662385

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