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Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility Volume 5: Themes from the Philosophy of Gary Watson

D. Justin Coates and Neal A. Tognazzini

Abstract

No one has written more insightfully on the promises and perils of human agency than Gary Watson, who has spent a career thinking about issues such as moral responsibility, blame, free will, weakness of will, addiction, and psychopathy. The chapters of this volume pay tribute to Watson’s work by taking up and extending themes from his pioneering essays. Themes covered include:: compatibilist views of freedom and moral responsibility, the distinction between attributability and accountability, the responsibility of psychopaths, the nature of blame and its relationship to morality, the relevance ... More

Keywords: responsibility, free will, agency, Gary Watson, psychopathy, addiction, weakness of will

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198830238
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198830238.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. Justin Coates, editor
Associate Professor, University of Houston

Neal A. Tognazzini, editor
Associate Professor, Western Washington University

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Introduction

D. Justin Coates and Neal A. Tognazzini

1 Watsonian Compatibilism

Michael McKenna

4 Moral Address

R. Jay Wallace

5 Gary Watson

Michael Smith

9 Compromised Addicts

Gideon Yaffe

10 Second Thoughts

Gary Watson

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