Responsibility from the Margins, by David Shoemaker: New York: Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. xv + 262, US$50 (hardback)

Daniel Cohen

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Abstract

David Shoemaker's aim is to develop a theory of responsibility that can explain our ambivalence regarding whether ‘marginal agents’—for example, psychopaths, those with mild intellectual disabilities, and people suffering from depression, autism, and Alzheimer's disease—are responsible. His goal is to vindicate the intuition that, while marginal agents are not fully responsible, it would at the same time be a mistake to exempt them completely from responsibility.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)840-841
Number of pages2
JournalAustralasian Journal of Philosophy
Volume94
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 17 Jan 2016

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