This paper investigates the relations between the concepts of moral harm and moral responsibility, arguing for a circularity between the two. On this basis the conceptual soundness of descriptivism, on which consequentialist and non-consequentialist arguments are often grounded, is questioned. In the last section a certain version of ascriptivism is defended: the circularity is relevant in order to understand how a restricted version of ascriptivism may in fact be well founded.

Denaro, P. (2012). Moral Harm and Moral Responsibility: A Defence of Ascriptivism. RATIO JURIS, 25(25), 149-179 [DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9337.2012.00508.x].

Moral Harm and Moral Responsibility: A Defence of Ascriptivism

DENARO, Pietro
2012-01-01

Abstract

This paper investigates the relations between the concepts of moral harm and moral responsibility, arguing for a circularity between the two. On this basis the conceptual soundness of descriptivism, on which consequentialist and non-consequentialist arguments are often grounded, is questioned. In the last section a certain version of ascriptivism is defended: the circularity is relevant in order to understand how a restricted version of ascriptivism may in fact be well founded.
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http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9337.2012.00508.x/abstract
Denaro, P. (2012). Moral Harm and Moral Responsibility: A Defence of Ascriptivism. RATIO JURIS, 25(25), 149-179 [DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9337.2012.00508.x].
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