Strawson's Way of Naturalizing Responsibility

  title={Strawson's Way of Naturalizing Responsibility},
  author={Paul S. Russell},
  pages={287 - 302}
In this article I am concerned with a central strand of Strawson's wellknown and highly influential essay "Freedom and Resentment."'' One of Strawson's principal objectives in this work is to refute or discredit the views of the "Pessimist." The Pessimist, as Strawson understands him (or her), claims that the truth of the thesis of determinism would render the attitudes and practices associated with moral responsibility incoherent and unjustified. Given this, the Pessimist claims that if… Expand
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