Causation and Responsibility: An Essay in Law, Morals, and by Michael S. Moore

By Michael S. Moore

the concept that of causation is key to ascribing ethical and obligation for occasions. but the connection among causation and accountability continues to be doubtful. What accurately is the relationship among the idea that of causation utilized in attributing accountability and the bills of causal family provided within the philosophy of technology and metaphysics? How a lot of what we name causal accountability is honestly outlined via non-causal components? Causation and Responsibility argues that a lot of the felony doctrine on those questions is pressured and incoherent, and provides the 1st entire try out on the grounds that Hart and Honore to explain the philosophical historical past to the felony and ethical debates.
The booklet first units out where of causation in felony and tort legislation and descriptions the metaphysics presupposed via the felony doctrine. It then analyzes the easiest theoretical money owed of causation within the philosophy of technological know-how and metaphysics, and utilizing those money owed criticizes a few of the middle felony thoughts surrounding causation - resembling intervening causation, foreseeability of damage, and complicity. It considers and rejects the novel proposals to put off the suggestion of causation from legislations through the use of threat research to characteristic accountability. the results of the research is a strong argument for revising our realizing of the function performed by way of causation within the attribution of felony and ethical responsibility.

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