Borderline Cases of Moral Responsibility

Borderline Cases of Moral Responsibility

General Topic

  • In your post, draw on one of the following readings: 1) Frankfurt or 2) Wolf.
  • The general topic is the nature of moral responsibility and moral blame.
  • I have provided a prompt below, but you may create your own alternative question.
    • If you create an alternative question, be sure to present your question in your post and explain how it relates to one of the above readings.
    • If you use the prompt, you do not need to answer all of the questions below. In fact, it’s a good idea to focus on one or maybe two of the questions.
    • Only write on one philosopher for your discussion post.

Prompt: Borderline Cases of Moral Responsibility

  1. Can a person be morally responsible for an action even if they are coerced into doing the action?
    • Compare your judgment to what Frankfurt argues.
    • Or compare your judgment to what Wolf would argue.
  2. Consider the case of JoJo discussed by Wolf: Do you think JoJo responsible for his actions? Why or why not?
    • Compare your judgment to what Wolf argues.
    • Or compare your judgment to what Frankfurt would argue.
  3. Consider the case of Kevin, who underwent brain surgery due to seizures. The brain surgery reduced a number of Kevin’s inhibitions. Kevin was later convicted of possessing child pornography.
    • Listen to the following podcast from Radiolab to learn about the details of Kevin’s case and also different perspectives on his moral responsibility: Revising The Fault Line (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (49 mins)
    • Warning: the podcast includes some graphic descriptions of pornography and child pornography. (These descriptions occur from 14:30-16:15 mins of the episode). Feel free to skip this portion of the podcast if you do not want to hear the descriptions–the details are not essential to the larger discussion about moral responsibility.
    • Do you think Kevin is fully, partially, or not morally responsible for his actions? How might Frankfurt or Wolf judge the case of Kevin?

Assignment Requirements

  • See the Discussion Post Guidelines for general info on the assignment and example posts: Discussion Post Info & Example.docx
  • The most important requirements are:
    1. write at least a 300 word original post,
    2. quote and cite from one of the above course readings (in your original post),
    3. use paragraphs in your original post,
    4. write at least a 200 word response post.

Also Worth Noting

  • You must post before seeing other people’s posts. As a result, you will not be able to edit any posts. (This ensures that you do not submit an empty or extremely short post in order to then copy other people’s work.)
  • If you see something you would like to change or add to your original post, then submit a second post. This will not penalize you, so long as your original post fulfilled the basic assignment requirements.
  • If you submit an empty or extremely short post, then you will be penalized.
  • It’s a good idea to first type your post in a word or google document to prevent accidental submissions.
You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

CLICK ORDER NOW TO GET A CUSTOMIZED PAPER ON THIS TOPIC JUST FOR YOU!! 0%PLAGIARISM 100% ORIGINAL PAPER

5 Responses to “Borderline Cases of Moral Responsibility”

  1. 798519 73962Hello there! I could have sworn Ive been to this blog before but following checking through some of the post I realized its new to me. Anyhow, Im definitely glad I identified it and Ill be bookmarking and checking back regularly! 242869

  2. 994387 376818This put up is totaly unrelated to what I used to be seeking google for, nonetheless it was indexed on the very first page. I guess your performing something appropriate if Google likes you adequate to place you at the initial page of a non related search. 86542

  3. 777035 726770I admire the helpful facts you offer inside your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and also have my children verify up here often. Im really positive theyll learn a lot of new issues appropriate here than anybody else! 67024

  4. covid19 says:

    150096 239596Hi there! I just wish to give an enormous thumbs up for the nice info youve appropriate here on this post. I shall be coming again to your blog for extra soon. 565837

  5. 523261 856928i always enjoy to do weblog hopping and i stumbled upon your blog .”~; 920961

Leave a Reply

Powered by WordPress | Designed by: buy backlinks | Thanks to webdesign berlin, House Plans and voucher codes