In this paper, we do three things. First, we put forth a novel hypothesis about judgments of moral responsibility according to which such judgments are a species of explanatory judgments. Second, we argue that this hypothesis explains both some general features of everyday thinking about responsibility and the appeal of skeptical arguments against moral responsibility. Finally, we argue that, if correct, the hypothesis provides a defense against these skeptical arguments.
Humanities Philosophy, Ethics and Religion Philosophy
Humaniora Filosofi, etik och religion Filosofi
HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Philosophy subjects Practical philosophy
HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Filosofiämnen Praktisk filosofi