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The contribution of Nicomachean ethics iii5 to Aristotle's theory of responsibility

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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Abstract

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
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20111103-111107239
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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
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