Cover: Responsibility and the Moral Sentiments, from Harvard University PressCover: Responsibility and the Moral Sentiments in PAPERBACK

Responsibility and the Moral Sentiments

Product Details


Print on Demand

$39.00 • £33.95 • €35.95

ISBN 9780674766235

Publication Date: 01/08/1998


288 pages


Add to Cart

Media Requests:

Related Subjects

  • Introduction
    • The Problem
    • The Solution
    • Prospectus
  • Emotions and Expectations
    • The Approach Sketched
    • Narrowing the Class
    • Reactive and Nonreactive, Moral and Nonmoral
    • Irrational Guilt
  • Responsibility
    • Responsibility, Blame, and Moral Sanction
    • Responsibility and the Reactive Emotions
    • The Reactive Account and Moral Judgment
  • Methodological Interlude
    • Understanding the Debate
    • Strawson’s Arguments
    • Fairness
    • Strategies
  • Blameworthiness and the Excuses
    • Excuses and Intentions
    • Qualities of Will
    • A Typology of Excuses
    • Determinism and Excuses
  • Accountability and the Exemptions
    • Exemptions and Abilities
    • Exemptions: Some Cases
    • Determinism and Rational Powers
    • Comparisons and Contrasts
  • The Lure of Liberty
    • Avoidability and Harm
    • Opportunity and Possibility
    • Difficulty and Control
    • Oughts and Cans
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: Further Emotional Vicissitudes
  • Appendix: Alternate Possibilities
  • Index

From Our Blog

Jacket: Iron and Blood: A Military History of the German-Speaking Peoples since 1500, by Peter Wilson, from Harvard University Press

A Lesson in German Military History with Peter Wilson

In his landmark book Iron and Blood: A Military History of the German-Speaking Peoples since 1500, acclaimed historian Peter H. Wilson offers a masterful reappraisal of German militarism and warfighting over the last five centuries, leading to the rise of Prussia and the world wars. Below, Wilson answers our questions about this complex history,