Is our concept of moral responsibility Newtonian?

Monday, October 26, 2009 (all day)

Professor Karen Houle of the University of Guelph argues that, while we now recognize the genuine complexity of many issues, we have yet to rethink the basic — and oddly Newtonian — concepts we use to make normative judgments around those same issues. She discusses what features a concept of responsibility adequate for coping with complex issues must have.

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