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In this essay, the definition of moral luck and four kinds of moral luck by Williams and Nagel will be discussed through several case examples, and then followed with some arguments from Judith Andre, Donna Dickenson and David Enoch and Andrei Marmor who disagree with the concept of moral luck. Why don't moral judgements mesh together? R}fM��[�^�2�_��~4N�l}��@���F>�̈�M�0�����CT]2����p��� ��$"q��$�[g6���j�#a@ߺ�cI�r�酑����݀�/�%�#~E�]����Yx���#5���]���,C)�J�|'3k���i��9�Y��H|��0�M�o�AwE͒(�(��Τ�޸����ln���@�e�`2�`���hq���b��}�r����;3��f���M���h�G�܂~����h��:����7f���\�j��+"E�f��`�#��A$��_ ]�8 �M���A�i�C���@3��b�J�6T%��/h�ĥ��1�*�ߜ i Circumstantial luck is luck about what kinds of situations or circumstances are presented to us. For example, when I play the lottery, it is a matter of resultant luck whether I win or lose. x�m�P\떶��!�[����. John and Ken welcome back Susan Wolf from UNC Chapel Hill, author of Meaning in Life and Why It Matters. One domestic example that has been used to illustrate moral luck is that of drunk driving (Hartman, 2017, 2018; Zimmerman, 1987). Saul Smilansky & Juha Räikkä - 2020 - Ratio 33 (3):173-183. a case of moral bad luck. Is moral judgement based on moral luck? Visual Working Memory Capacity: From Psychophysics and Neurobiology to Individual Differences. %PDF-1.7 %���� Two guests who have drunk considerable amounts of alcohol at a party may both foolishly decide to drive home in their cars. 7��u���W>�&�Nj���U��8�����X��)�����"C͗�s|��n��EMۮ����jWN/��[U||E��봝Z�v����a����8�u �������G����Qʃ$�z�F��$Ʃ�Q���(�C����Eu���~Ŧ�r'�nơ��K���nP�D7ujCo������)��\Is��R��nnZ� They may also support … Suppose again that the difference between them can be attributed to luck. 1) Interactions of pure will determined by motive/intention. The best-known example is provided in Nagel's essay. 1) Explain away appearance of moral luck (deny its existence). 4�� �]���;�݃���?g��{�������z�}�Z߮j Killer, for example, could easily have avoided being subject to the moral risk of causing the death of a pedestrian via drunk driving by forgoing the consumption of alcohol or by making foolproof plans to avoid driving. J�B�� d1B�R�a�5�n\�+��G7\�H�� �R�w1j�Yltx l�:ţo�db׷qj��,�{��o�=��w̏�yv���ɏ���o�"���x�C�j#Ӛ��_�>!_b��D8'��+� �:��\���o {=۽D��>!6��U?�d���C�ə2�6x��J�4�mV����0��$�P��\=/3��iU덴�4@��V��O����� n�K�D`KE5�Ӥ(+�:��M�"տ]��RO�b�-�C��e�@��>��`�S�:�������&���U ��\r)ӛ��E�&�A`38"��d�&�����Bh4Y�lP-�9����K�S��0Y�%���O�V38�el�C�"A��|��>b&3�eoS��KF$�ѱ)X�T6ӛ��a� {R��0��TG����c What is meant by 'ruling out characters' and what is the purpose of this? !D�:�E����\�c=Lp��1#D��JAJ�d��JV�L��p�Z�4�,o/�,�a�7K�x���φs��-�X�"y� What is viewed from the inside and what is viewed from the outside/external world? Hit a person in intersection & charged w/manslaughter. 74[��C��01p'Hh&40�C��̀��4X4�����t�mxj30�9e� 0 L"k� What is an example of bad moral luck? Moral luck addresses moral responsibility, as agent’s and their actions seem to be a product of factors out of their control. Circumstantial moral luck concerns the surroundings of the moral agent. There is no Moral Luck ABSTRACT: Most present day philosophers assume that chance or luck is morally relevant. For example, if the sun rises tomorrow, it will be completely of anyone’s control but we wouldn’t go so far as to say we are lucky that it happened, there is a likelihood that it would happen regardless of anyone having control over it or not. NO! Given the notion of equating moral responsibility with voluntary action, however, moral luck leads to counterintuitive solutions. The examples I use are quite varied: one is taken from the literature on free will, another from the literature on causation in the law, and the third is an example that concerns degrees of moral responsibility. endstream endobj 80 0 obj <>stream Moral Luck is the idea that whether a person (agent) is morally good or morally bad can be influenced by factors outside of his or her control. How do we determine this? Moral Luck: A Preliminary Characterization 8 2. h�b```f``����� �� �� @1V��ý>��ט��Zf2md�d�`��R���D�݊�y��·B!��J��z�ycjA��� s�����������;�Є�mG��v�s���rM%ࡇq�n���{}�s�&�o�\�l���|"ͦ�7�q�l?�J�n�&F!�f�д�� O,- J!q���+D�� �e6�pY� ���\FAA��\jVc`�l��@,�l"?K�c���Մ�ɌL�l� Black Magic and Respecting Persons—Some Perplexities. Y��i�2FG&�[�Q�e��a�J�x Why can’t it just be an important sort of value (and, according to what value are the various sorts of value to be ranked anyway… We both throw pennies off the top of the building. These thoughts do sometimes mitigate our responses; but they do not entirely undermine them. Genuine agency - range of legitimate moral judgements, 1) Agency is incompatible with taking actions to be events & people as things. Steven J. �gZ_��M?^,�]*�>�P}���~\��{`�Jk1����Ĭ1�k1~:;���v�f�{n~��c��k��(o �[�s[3g��M{4Ij��})y#c�,q&ذF� Among the recurring themes are the moral and philosophical limitations of utilitarianism, the notion of integrity, relativism, and problems of moral conflict and rational choice. Look at moral luck & practices of moral judgement, luck in way things turn out; separates intentions from result (what actually happened), luck in kind of person you are (inclinations, genes, upbringing) ~ Strawson, luck of circumstances we find ourselves in; don't control circumstances in which we operate when doing it, everything we do/will is determined by antecedent conditions beyond our control. Moral luck and the unfairness of morality. Yet the negligence is the same in both cases, and the driver has no control over whether a … A much-discussed example is the case of reckless driving. then serve as examples of “moral luck,” which, taken as a group, comprise one of the most philosophically perplexing and troubling features of ordinary moral experience. Luck & Edward K. Vogel - 2013 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 17 (8):391-400. example of moral luck is that he would have to blame himself only slightly for the negligence itself if no situation arose which required him to brake suddenly and violently to avoid hitting a child. John opens the show with an example: both he and Ken buy lottery tickets, and to John’s misfortune, Ken picks the winning number. (What scope is left for moral judgement? They were and are worthy of moral blame either for committing morally reprehensible deeds or for allowing them to occur without making efforts to oppose them. moral luck is that our ordinary moral judgments routinely violate the control condition: people are praised and blamed for matters beyond their control. Philosophy of Psychology in Philosophy of Cognitive Science. Resultant luck is just luck about the way our actions turn out. To accept the phenomena uncritically is to allow that one can be praised or blamed for what one cannot help. Williams and Nagel are significantly less so. He will blame himself for the death. In general terms, if someone wants to avoid the moral risk involved with bad resultant … If a reckless driver, in addition to and as a consequence of his driving recklessly, hits a child, this can hardly be denied to be a morally significant matter. What does control seem to have dissipated into. ����u|]���~V�����l����E{58��� �x��Y��Av��[v8�;2�>���p��빞k��S���B�:��]߅�����y��f:�c���� Driver B also runs a red light, but no one is crossing and only gets a traffic ticket. Moral luck is the concept that an agent is assigned moral blame or praise for an action or its consequences, even if the action or its consequences were completely outside the agent’s control. We should NOT be held responsible for what is due to factors beyond our control. As a third example, consider a son who has certain character traits that his father lacks--for example, a tolerance of people from other cultures. Moral Luck contains a number of essays that have contributed influentially to this development. Defenders of moral luck uncritically rely on a broader theory of luck known as the control theoryor the lack of control theory. %%EOF the problem of moral luck. Moral luck describes circumstances whereby a moral agent is assigned moral blame or praise for an action or its consequences even if it is clear that said agent did not have full control over either the action or its consequences. They are equally to blame for exposing other people to the risk of serious harm and death. These examples of morals and moral lessons demonstrate that, although there are certain morals followed by society as a whole, morals are also highly personal. MORAL LUCK B. 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Plausibly, however, whether a child crosses the road right in front of the driver is something beyond his control. 0 �دQ To see exactly how the challenge arises, let us begin with … 1) From the inside: as agents performing actions, distinction b/w activity (agency) & passivity (just happened to me). Both had the same intentions and chances of success and failure. Despite all the attention that Williams’ article has generated, his argument is actually fairly unimpressive. It is not clear, for instance, that moral value has to be the supreme sort of value. 5�!�/��]��Zi\���I��}�܆-��NH(�+��P� Z�. The Plan 11 Chapter 2: The Nature of Luck: A Causal-Contrastive Account 13 ... differ by the influence of luck. For example, say that I am hanging out on top of the Empire State Building with my friend. 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The examples which are taken to show that there is moral luck rest on conceptual confusions. And what makes this an example … On the one hand, denying moral luck in order to defend the CC; on the other, fully embracing moral luck while rejecting the CC. h�bbd``b`> $��XK��C ���] ${@�l ��b]�@�[���� $�j�S��"LA\�:fK�D|�=�� ��AH �� �� What happens the more we move toward the objective? I will defend the opposing view: There is no moral luck, luck is morally irrelevant. For example, although violent criminals seem worse than upstanding citizens, it’s plausible to think that whether one is a violent criminal or an upstanding citizen depends on one’s genes and the environment in which one is raised. Only a deep tension & NO ultimate moral justification. ), Don't hit anyone & at worst, get ticket for running red light, Hit a person in intersection & charged w/manslaughter. According to Williams: In his own discussion of Kant, Nagel also moves beyond resultant luck. The idea that morality is immune from luck finds inspiration inKant: Thomas Nagel approvingly cites this passage in the opening of his 1979article, “Moral Luck.” Nagel’s article began as areply to Williams’ paper of the same name, and the two articlestogether articulated in a new and powerful way a challenge for anyonewishing to defend the Kantian idea that an important aspect ofmorality is immune from luck, or independent of what is outside of ourcontrol. They're based on a personal belief system. What is an example of good moral luck? I discuss the puzzles to which those examples give rise, and I critically examine the alternatives that we face in each case. Nagel describes four different kinds of moral luck. A. O. Williams and T. Nagel I--B. often treat people as objects of moral judgement even where decisions/actions depend on factors beyond our control, EVERYTHING we do seems to involve factors beyond our control, What is the problem? For example: let's say there are two idiots who will drive home drunk tonight. Constitutive moral luck exists if how good one is can depend on one’s character traits, even when one’s character traits are due to factors beyond one’s control. 0�>�ߐ�njTv�5�a��L�MRf�o�S2�p\ Smith, as we have seen, is in the end quite relaxed about moral luck. The Scope of the Problem. What is the source of paradox in the broader notion of agency? Is this right? However, if the driver was guilty of even a minor degree of negligence—failing to have his brakes checked recently, for example—then if that negligence contributes to the death of the child, he will not merely feel terrible. He claims that moral luck creates a paradox that concerns our moral intuitions of agency and moral assessments of agents and their actions. How should moral luck affect our judgments of responsibility? What two perspectives is there tension between? Look at moral luck & practices of moral judgement . Moral Luck Thomas Nagel Kant believed that good or bad luck should influence neither our moral judgment of a person and his actions, nor his moral assessment of himself. This is illustrated by an example of a traffic accident. Could luck ever make a difference when it comes to morality? Export citation . 76 0 obj <> endobj See, for example, Smith (2005) and McKenna (2008). How do we determine this? Can two people who make the same bad decision bear different levels of moral responsibility? Footnote 27 This kind of involuntary moral risk is not present in cases of resultant moral luck. In other words, “Moral luck occurs when an agent can be correctly treated as an object of moral judgment despite the fact that a significant aspect of what she is assessed for depends on factors beyond… That it makes a moral difference whether an action of mine has, by chance, good or bad consequences. A. O. 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Can we make any moral judgments at all? ���Q3���\:%g�Jk�;.t Q��Ґ��itd���ά��&���v�H,x� �|��3A��UIk2�����7�Q��N������x��Tx��:�[n ��R�!���Z|��o��[��iΑ}k�׾�HQ�b��S��t�ݪE�NS\^�Q�w삃M6�9ڹ��36;�����oz�LruW]珴;�[�u=f�UJ�{(o)9�!���vpE����xa�͉.�Ua$}�| ��y�72&@�-���_��7��ʜ%ܨ��V���oU}�xT3�Oe�/s��r��݊=�c=�`ܩ���4����w�+�4���U�qJdy���ec��zB�����~A����؃����w��V�"K���z�)� ���mq�Q�Q��7�8Rk�Y�:��9|j|��&b��a #��z6|�Mj���˼s�|ş>�9� Moral luck is when the morality of your actions is determined by chance factors outside your control rather than your motives and intentions. ConsiderNazi followers and supporters in Hitler's Germany. Both of them will nod off and veer their car onto the sidewalk. In literature, often the moral of the story stems from a central character's set of morals, but it's interesting to see how someone's morals move the story along. 0 What should we do to preserve rationality (hold the condition of control)? 105 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<5A874BE080D9C741AA8F23CF89DB665B>]/Index[76 68]/Info 75 0 R/Length 124/Prev 180074/Root 77 0 R/Size 144/Type/XRef/W[1 2 1]>>stream Englisch-Deutsch-Übersetzungen für moral luck im Online-Wörterbuch dict.cc (Deutschwörterbuch). ��� �XQX���gBp`��y8�!V"&B�s{1M+8����2�.�AcE2l��[EC=�Or�T�8��%z�%��*B��3?�q����S)��()Y����R����S%`A��8dA�y�3˘��=ܕP�w�PI��Wvyu C=K�ͫ�$� }������3�L���������+��s��s����LÓO�ɰMZ ��t>~l GI��[�^kZg�����i��6o�w��M[��dՍޅ�|6+��7c��^"?����P��H� G���Ǔ���į��{��p\$�p\���a��r�Lˆ�2]��4/�w��y�� �l׶煖�G?��"�jx}���l�ș�����n� ���iR���,��M�<=(Džf�����c��D���:��U ��QR�/?LM&[��N�78�i9�L��Bt�|c^ ��oZr��ɂ�����K~���z~=��_ϯ��湺z������_�<6�f &I4h�����L�S;t�}��"�LS�-s4Ҙ��E�����xp~������6���A>�Z��n.���k�7�O��w��ao�5��Q~�Z^�sxg���Sh��.��� �ڏBZ����M���mƵF]T�0]z���\7F�5E�L��?�Κ� |�{����Y���@ �0� Is moral judgement based on moral luck? In this essay, the definition of moral luck and four kinds of moral luck by Williams and Nagel will be discussed through several case examples, and then followed with some arguments from Judith Andre, Donna Dickenson and David Enoch and Andrei Marmor who disagree with the concept of moral luck. Why don't moral judgements mesh together? R}fM��[�^�2�_��~4N�l}��@���F>�̈�M�0�����CT]2����p��� ��$"q��$�[g6���j�#a@ߺ�cI�r�酑����݀�/�%�#~E�]����Yx���#5���]���,C)�J�|'3k���i��9�Y��H|��0�M�o�AwE͒(�(��Τ�޸����ln���@�e�`2�`���hq���b��}�r����;3��f���M���h�G�܂~����h��:����7f���\�j��+"E�f��`�#��A$��_ ]�8 �M���A�i�C���@3��b�J�6T%��/h�ĥ��1�*�ߜ i Circumstantial luck is luck about what kinds of situations or circumstances are presented to us. For example, when I play the lottery, it is a matter of resultant luck whether I win or lose. x�m�P\떶��!�[����. John and Ken welcome back Susan Wolf from UNC Chapel Hill, author of Meaning in Life and Why It Matters. One domestic example that has been used to illustrate moral luck is that of drunk driving (Hartman, 2017, 2018; Zimmerman, 1987). Saul Smilansky & Juha Räikkä - 2020 - Ratio 33 (3):173-183. a case of moral bad luck. Is moral judgement based on moral luck? Visual Working Memory Capacity: From Psychophysics and Neurobiology to Individual Differences. %PDF-1.7 %���� Two guests who have drunk considerable amounts of alcohol at a party may both foolishly decide to drive home in their cars. 7��u���W>�&�Nj���U��8�����X��)�����"C͗�s|��n��EMۮ����jWN/��[U||E��봝Z�v����a����8�u �������G����Qʃ$�z�F��$Ʃ�Q���(�C����Eu���~Ŧ�r'�nơ��K���nP�D7ujCo������)��\Is��R��nnZ� They may also support … Suppose again that the difference between them can be attributed to luck. 1) Interactions of pure will determined by motive/intention. The best-known example is provided in Nagel's essay. 1) Explain away appearance of moral luck (deny its existence). 4�� �]���;�݃���?g��{�������z�}�Z߮j Killer, for example, could easily have avoided being subject to the moral risk of causing the death of a pedestrian via drunk driving by forgoing the consumption of alcohol or by making foolproof plans to avoid driving. J�B�� d1B�R�a�5�n\�+��G7\�H�� �R�w1j�Yltx l�:ţo�db׷qj��,�{��o�=��w̏�yv���ɏ���o�"���x�C�j#Ӛ��_�>!_b��D8'��+� �:��\���o {=۽D��>!6��U?�d���C�ə2�6x��J�4�mV����0��$�P��\=/3��iU덴�4@��V��O����� n�K�D`KE5�Ӥ(+�:��M�"տ]��RO�b�-�C��e�@��>��`�S�:�������&���U ��\r)ӛ��E�&�A`38"��d�&�����Bh4Y�lP-�9����K�S��0Y�%���O�V38�el�C�"A��|��>b&3�eoS��KF$�ѱ)X�T6ӛ��a� {R��0��TG����c What is meant by 'ruling out characters' and what is the purpose of this? !D�:�E����\�c=Lp��1#D��JAJ�d��JV�L��p�Z�4�,o/�,�a�7K�x���φs��-�X�"y� What is viewed from the inside and what is viewed from the outside/external world? Hit a person in intersection & charged w/manslaughter. 74[��C��01p'Hh&40�C��̀��4X4�����t�mxj30�9e� 0 L"k� What is an example of bad moral luck? Moral luck addresses moral responsibility, as agent’s and their actions seem to be a product of factors out of their control. Circumstantial moral luck concerns the surroundings of the moral agent. There is no Moral Luck ABSTRACT: Most present day philosophers assume that chance or luck is morally relevant. For example, if the sun rises tomorrow, it will be completely of anyone’s control but we wouldn’t go so far as to say we are lucky that it happened, there is a likelihood that it would happen regardless of anyone having control over it or not. NO! Given the notion of equating moral responsibility with voluntary action, however, moral luck leads to counterintuitive solutions. The examples I use are quite varied: one is taken from the literature on free will, another from the literature on causation in the law, and the third is an example that concerns degrees of moral responsibility. endstream endobj 80 0 obj <>stream Moral Luck is the idea that whether a person (agent) is morally good or morally bad can be influenced by factors outside of his or her control. How do we determine this? Moral Luck: A Preliminary Characterization 8 2. h�b```f``����� �� �� @1V��ý>��ט��Zf2md�d�`��R���D�݊�y��·B!��J��z�ycjA��� s�����������;�Є�mG��v�s���rM%ࡇq�n���{}�s�&�o�\�l���|"ͦ�7�q�l?�J�n�&F!�f�д�� O,- J!q���+D�� �e6�pY� ���\FAA��\jVc`�l��@,�l"?K�c���Մ�ɌL�l� Black Magic and Respecting Persons—Some Perplexities. Y��i�2FG&�[�Q�e��a�J�x Why can’t it just be an important sort of value (and, according to what value are the various sorts of value to be ranked anyway… We both throw pennies off the top of the building. These thoughts do sometimes mitigate our responses; but they do not entirely undermine them. Genuine agency - range of legitimate moral judgements, 1) Agency is incompatible with taking actions to be events & people as things. Steven J. �gZ_��M?^,�]*�>�P}���~\��{`�Jk1����Ĭ1�k1~:;���v�f�{n~��c��k��(o �[�s[3g��M{4Ij��})y#c�,q&ذF� Among the recurring themes are the moral and philosophical limitations of utilitarianism, the notion of integrity, relativism, and problems of moral conflict and rational choice. Look at moral luck & practices of moral judgement, luck in way things turn out; separates intentions from result (what actually happened), luck in kind of person you are (inclinations, genes, upbringing) ~ Strawson, luck of circumstances we find ourselves in; don't control circumstances in which we operate when doing it, everything we do/will is determined by antecedent conditions beyond our control. Moral luck and the unfairness of morality. Yet the negligence is the same in both cases, and the driver has no control over whether a … A much-discussed example is the case of reckless driving. then serve as examples of “moral luck,” which, taken as a group, comprise one of the most philosophically perplexing and troubling features of ordinary moral experience. Luck & Edward K. Vogel - 2013 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 17 (8):391-400. example of moral luck is that he would have to blame himself only slightly for the negligence itself if no situation arose which required him to brake suddenly and violently to avoid hitting a child. John opens the show with an example: both he and Ken buy lottery tickets, and to John’s misfortune, Ken picks the winning number. (What scope is left for moral judgement? They were and are worthy of moral blame either for committing morally reprehensible deeds or for allowing them to occur without making efforts to oppose them. moral luck is that our ordinary moral judgments routinely violate the control condition: people are praised and blamed for matters beyond their control. Philosophy of Psychology in Philosophy of Cognitive Science. Resultant luck is just luck about the way our actions turn out. To accept the phenomena uncritically is to allow that one can be praised or blamed for what one cannot help. Williams and Nagel are significantly less so. He will blame himself for the death. In general terms, if someone wants to avoid the moral risk involved with bad resultant … If a reckless driver, in addition to and as a consequence of his driving recklessly, hits a child, this can hardly be denied to be a morally significant matter. What does control seem to have dissipated into. ����u|]���~V�����l����E{58��� �x��Y��Av��[v8�;2�>���p��빞k��S���B�:��]߅�����y��f:�c���� Driver B also runs a red light, but no one is crossing and only gets a traffic ticket. Moral luck is the concept that an agent is assigned moral blame or praise for an action or its consequences, even if the action or its consequences were completely outside the agent’s control. We should NOT be held responsible for what is due to factors beyond our control. As a third example, consider a son who has certain character traits that his father lacks--for example, a tolerance of people from other cultures. Moral Luck contains a number of essays that have contributed influentially to this development. Defenders of moral luck uncritically rely on a broader theory of luck known as the control theoryor the lack of control theory. %%EOF the problem of moral luck. Moral luck describes circumstances whereby a moral agent is assigned moral blame or praise for an action or its consequences even if it is clear that said agent did not have full control over either the action or its consequences. They are equally to blame for exposing other people to the risk of serious harm and death. These examples of morals and moral lessons demonstrate that, although there are certain morals followed by society as a whole, morals are also highly personal. MORAL LUCK B. 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Plausibly, however, whether a child crosses the road right in front of the driver is something beyond his control. 0 �دQ To see exactly how the challenge arises, let us begin with … 1) From the inside: as agents performing actions, distinction b/w activity (agency) & passivity (just happened to me). Both had the same intentions and chances of success and failure. Despite all the attention that Williams’ article has generated, his argument is actually fairly unimpressive. It is not clear, for instance, that moral value has to be the supreme sort of value. 5�!�/��]��Zi\���I��}�܆-��NH(�+��P� Z�. The Plan 11 Chapter 2: The Nature of Luck: A Causal-Contrastive Account 13 ... differ by the influence of luck. For example, say that I am hanging out on top of the Empire State Building with my friend. "�VG�Ё����G^�4m��5ب͍)_�t�'q�'�'o���itz?�;�9����s�q ��=��p> ���Qn��������bO�,H���Y1����c)Pݯ+���XB*���2�8K̓Y���ڛ~�4��ͱ�_�����*:%�D Driver A, in a moment of inattention, runs a red light as a child is crossing the street. h��Y�r�8���])�A �mM�ʶb����ē��\4 I�P�LRN���o�n �-bg�O� �@�@����ƙ�C&�o���,��aU(,�X What are the four kinds of moral luck? Don't hit anyone & at worst, get ticket for running red light. In this section I will argue that neither of them is satisfactory, taking one representative proposal from each side as an example. {;g53=3@ZS\RY�V��UQ� �nfl��`Fdf�Z�8�A�v��%Iۙ�8�Ʀ.�r� �@��� ���C 0�!2*�;[���)��X:Y�L���RT-� �v� �����h0��-@������4��]K�����)�;Y���gfb��g�$a�2U�t6� �m�@sig������� ���ʨYX�Xہ�� ��@v� 0hjog��w��1�g�� Having offered the case of the reckless drivers, he continues: It is true that thoughts such as ‘There but for the Grace of God go I’ occur to many of us in such cases. Driver A tries to avoid hitting the child but fails and the child dies. The examples which are taken to show that there is moral luck rest on conceptual confusions. And what makes this an example … On the one hand, denying moral luck in order to defend the CC; on the other, fully embracing moral luck while rejecting the CC. h�bbd``b`> $��XK��C ���] ${@�l ��b]�@�[���� $�j�S��"LA\�:fK�D|�=�� ��AH �� �� What happens the more we move toward the objective? I will defend the opposing view: There is no moral luck, luck is morally irrelevant. For example, although violent criminals seem worse than upstanding citizens, it’s plausible to think that whether one is a violent criminal or an upstanding citizen depends on one’s genes and the environment in which one is raised. Only a deep tension & NO ultimate moral justification. ), Don't hit anyone & at worst, get ticket for running red light, Hit a person in intersection & charged w/manslaughter. According to Williams: In his own discussion of Kant, Nagel also moves beyond resultant luck. The idea that morality is immune from luck finds inspiration inKant: Thomas Nagel approvingly cites this passage in the opening of his 1979article, “Moral Luck.” Nagel’s article began as areply to Williams’ paper of the same name, and the two articlestogether articulated in a new and powerful way a challenge for anyonewishing to defend the Kantian idea that an important aspect ofmorality is immune from luck, or independent of what is outside of ourcontrol. They're based on a personal belief system. What is an example of good moral luck? I discuss the puzzles to which those examples give rise, and I critically examine the alternatives that we face in each case. Nagel describes four different kinds of moral luck. A. O. Williams and T. Nagel I--B. often treat people as objects of moral judgement even where decisions/actions depend on factors beyond our control, EVERYTHING we do seems to involve factors beyond our control, What is the problem? For example: let's say there are two idiots who will drive home drunk tonight. Constitutive moral luck exists if how good one is can depend on one’s character traits, even when one’s character traits are due to factors beyond one’s control. 0�>�ߐ�njTv�5�a��L�MRf�o�S2�p\ Smith, as we have seen, is in the end quite relaxed about moral luck. The Scope of the Problem. What is the source of paradox in the broader notion of agency? Is this right? However, if the driver was guilty of even a minor degree of negligence—failing to have his brakes checked recently, for example—then if that negligence contributes to the death of the child, he will not merely feel terrible. He claims that moral luck creates a paradox that concerns our moral intuitions of agency and moral assessments of agents and their actions. How should moral luck affect our judgments of responsibility? What two perspectives is there tension between? Look at moral luck & practices of moral judgement . Moral Luck Thomas Nagel Kant believed that good or bad luck should influence neither our moral judgment of a person and his actions, nor his moral assessment of himself. This is illustrated by an example of a traffic accident. Could luck ever make a difference when it comes to morality? Export citation . 76 0 obj <> endobj See, for example, Smith (2005) and McKenna (2008). How do we determine this? Can two people who make the same bad decision bear different levels of moral responsibility? Footnote 27 This kind of involuntary moral risk is not present in cases of resultant moral luck. In other words, “Moral luck occurs when an agent can be correctly treated as an object of moral judgment despite the fact that a significant aspect of what she is assessed for depends on factors beyond… That it makes a moral difference whether an action of mine has, by chance, good or bad consequences. A. O. 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