Curren, Randall R. (1987) The contribution of Nicomachean ethics iii5 to Aristotle's theory of responsibility. Humanities Working Paper, 129. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20111103-111107239
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This paper develops a radical reinterpretation of the argument in Nicomachean Ethics iii 5 concerning responsibility for character. I argue that what is at stake is the new standard of liability Aristotle is introducing there, the so-called "negligence" standard, and that the scope of the discussion is limited to the class of agents who are negligent through an inability to take care. Thus, I argue, there is no claim being made that in general responsibility for acts requires responsibility for character.
|Item Type:||Report or Paper (Working Paper)|
|Group:||Humanities Working Papers|
|Official Citation:||Curren, Randall R. The contribution of Nicomachean ethics iii5 to Aristotle's theory of responsibility. Pasadena, CA: California Institute of Technology, 1987. Humanities Working Paper, No. 129.|
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|Deposited By:||Lindsay Cleary|
|Deposited On:||04 Nov 2011 17:53|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 14:22|
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