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Social Dimensions of Moral Responsibility

Katrina Hutchison, Catriona Mackenzie, and Marina Oshana


Philosophical theorizing about moral responsibility has recently taken a “social” turn, marking a shift in focus from traditional metaphysical concerns about free will and determinism. Yet despite this social turn, the implications of structural injustice and inequalities of power for theorizing about moral responsibility remain surprisingly neglected in philosophical literature. Recent theories have attended to the interpersonal dynamics at the heart of moral responsibility practices, and the role of the moral environment in scaffolding agential capacities. However, they assume an overly idea ... More

Keywords: moral responsibility, moral agency, oppression, structural inequality, power, feminist philosophy, relational autonomy, epistemic injustice, implicit bias, blame

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190609610
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190609610.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Katrina Hutchison, editor
Monash University

Catriona Mackenzie, editor
Macquerie University

Marina Oshana, editor
University of California, Davis