Explain Strawson’s response to the idea that if we weren’t determined we could be responsible.

Explain Strawson’s response to the idea that if we weren’t determined we could be responsible.

Topic Five: Strawson and Ultimate Responsibility

According to Galen Strawson, no one is ultimately responsible for what they choose to do.

(i) Explain what Strawson means by “moral responsibility”.

(ii) Explain Strawson’s “regress” argument and his basic argument regarding “self-creation” for the claim no one is responsible for what they choose to do. Be sure to tell a story of a person’s life (maybe two people is better, maybe your own life would be helpful) to illustrate his regress argument. .

(iii) Explain Strawson’s response to the idea that if we weren’t determined we could be responsible.

(iv) Critically evaluate, is Strawson right? Is no one responsible? Or could we be if we weren’t determined?

Answer preview Explain Strawson’s response to the idea that if we weren’t determined we could be responsible.

Explain Strawson’s response to the idea that if we weren’t determined we could be responsible.

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