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Titre du document / Document title

Making our own luck

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

HODGSON David (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Supreme Court of New South Wales, Queens Square, Sydney, NSW 2000, AUSTRALIE

Résumé / Abstract

It has been contended that we can never be truly responsible for anything we do: we do what we do because of the way we are, so we cannot be responsible for what we do unless we are responsible for the way we are; and we cannot be responsible for the way we are when we first make decisions in life, so we can never become responsible for the way we are later in life. This article argues that in our consciously chosen actions we respond rationally to whole 'gestalt' experiences in ways that cannot be pre-determined by pre-choice circumstances and laws of nature and/or computational rules; and that this means we are partly responsible for what we do, even if we are not responsible for the way we are.

Revue / Journal Title

Ratio    ISSN  0034-0006 

Source / Source

2007, vol. 20, no3, pp. 278-292 [15 page(s) (article)]

Langue / Language


Editeur / Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI  (1958) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords



Moral philosophy


Mots-clés français / French Keywords



Philosophie morale


Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 24551, 35400014968219.0030

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