Journals Higher Education

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Published: 11 February 2016

376 Pages

210x140mm

ISBN: 9780190260774


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Luck's Mischief

Obligation and Blameworthiness on a Thread

Ishtiyaque Haji

  • Presents the view that far fewer things than what we may have previously believed are morally obligatory for us, and we are morally blameworthy for far less than we may have hitherto presumed
  • Argues that regardless of whether determinism or its falsity (indeterminism) is true, frequently luck precludes our being able to do otherwise
  • Defends a principle (the Motivation/Ability principle) that links motivation to do something with ability to do it and argues that this principle, together with factors influencing the way we are, constrains the range of what it is obligatory for us to do
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