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dc.contributor.authorWitt, Charlotte
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T19:31:33Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T19:31:33Z
dc.date.issued9/1/2005
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/3224
dc.description.abstractThe characters of tragedy are in some sense responsible for their errors. However, given their ignorance of the consequences of their actions, it seems that they ought not be held responsible by others for what they have done. This is a paradox. The way to resolve the paradox is to distinguish two kinds of agent responsibility: accountability and culpability. Being accountable is primarily a private affair, whereas being culpable entails the possibility of just punishment.
dc.subjectAristotle
dc.subjectTragedy
dc.subjectResponsibility
dc.subjectEthics
dc.titleTragic Error and Agent Responsibility
dc.typearticle
refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T19:31:34Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.source.peerreviewedTRUE
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitlePhilosophic Exchange
dc.contributor.organizationUniversity of New Hampshire
dc.languate.isoen_US


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    Philosophic Exchange is published by the Center for Philosophic Exchange, at the College at Brockport. The Center for Philosophic Exchange was founded by SUNY Chancellor Samuel Gould in 1969 to conduct a continuing program of philosophical inquiry, relating to both academic and public issues. Each year the Center hosts four speakers, and each speaker gives a public lecture that is intended for a general audience. These lectures are then published in this journal.

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