Conceptions of Moral Luck, Culpability, and The Reader
作者: Williams
作者单位: 1University of Exeter
刊名: Law and Humanities, 2011, Vol.5 (2)
来源数据库: Hart Pub Journal
DOI: 10.5235/175214811798043603
英文摘要: Man's capacity for perpetrating atrocities invites deep consideration of our understanding of human nature and existence and such considerations occur in discourses concerning the nature of individual and collective responsibility, of circumstances of coercion and duress, of the relationship between fate and agency. In recent years, there has been a rise in scholarly discussion about the possible significance of the notion of 'moral luck' to notions of responsibility, justice and law. The term, discussed at length in 1976 by Bernard Williams and famously replied to by Thomas Nagel has given rise to energetic scholarly discussion, yet the nuanced philosophy motivating the coining of the phrase may have been misconstrued. Using Bernhard Schlink's The Reader as an illustrative tool, this...
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  • circumstantial 间接
  • coercion 强制转换
  • circumstances 情形
  • there 那里
  • coining 模压
  • scholarly 学术的
  • responsibility 责任
  • discussion 讨论
  • illustrative 说明性的
  • phrase 短语