Book Review: Sher, George - Who Knew?: Responsibility Without Awareness, Oxford
University Press, 2009

The Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 63, No. 4, June 2010

3 Pages Posted: 16 Jan 2011  

Patrick Quirk

Ave Maria School of Law; Thomas More Law School; Bond University School of Law

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

Sher’s book is an exploration of the epistemic dimensions of moral psychology and responsibility, prior to considerations of free will and control. His goal is to show that “because philosophers have not taken the knowledge requirement [of moral responsibility] seriously, a certain familiar way of understanding it has not received the scrutiny it deserves.” Sher then sets out to give the knowledge requirement of moral responsibility an extended and lucid treatment, and to offer his own composite version.

Keywords: SHER, George, Responsibility, Moral Psychology

Suggested Citation

Quirk, Patrick, Book Review: Sher, George - Who Knew?: Responsibility Without Awareness, Oxford University Press, 2009 (2009). The Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 63, No. 4, June 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1741449

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