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From Normativity to Responsibility

Joseph Raz


What are our duties or rights? What should we do? What are we responsible for? How do we determine the answers to these questions? This book examines and explains the philosophical issues underlying these everyday questions. It explains the nature of normativity, namely of the fact that, and belief and feelings that one should do something, that there are reasons for certain actions, or for having certain beliefs or emotions, and various basic features of reasoning about what to do. It then considers when we are responsible for our actions and omissions and offers a novel account of responsibi ... More

Keywords: normativity, responsibility, rationality, reason, reasons, intentions, intentional action, reasoning, epistemic reasons, practical reasons

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199693818
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693818.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Raz, author
Columbia University Law School