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The Resource Consciousness and moral responsibility, Neil Levy

Consciousness and moral responsibility, Neil Levy

Label
Consciousness and moral responsibility
Title
Consciousness and moral responsibility
Statement of responsibility
Neil Levy
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Neil Levy presents an original theory of freedom and responsibility. Cognitive neuroscience and psychology provide a great deal of evidence that our actions are often shaped by information of which we are not conscious; some psychologists have concluded that we are actually conscious of very few of the facts we respond to. But most people seem to assume that we need to be conscious of the facts we respond to in order to be responsible for what we do. Some thinkers have argued that this naive assumption is wrong, and we need not be conscious of these facts to be responsible, while others think it is correct and therefore we are never responsible. Levy argues that both views are wrong. He sets out and defends a particular account of consciousness-the global workspace view-and argues this account entails that consciousness plays an especially important role in action. We exercise sufficient control over the moral significance of our acts to be responsible for them only when we are conscious of the facts that give to our actions their moral character. Further, our actions are expressive of who we are as moral agents only when we are conscious of these same facts. There are therefore good reasons to think that the naive assumption, that consciousness is needed for moral responsibility, is in fact true. Levy suggests that this entails that people are responsible less often than we might have thought, but the consciousness condition does not entail that we are never morally responsible. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1967-
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Levy, Neil
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Consciousness
  • Responsibility
  • Consciousness
  • Responsibility
Label
Consciousness and moral responsibility, Neil Levy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [136]-149) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Does consciousness matter? -- The consciousness thesis -- The global workspace -- What does consciousness do? -- Consciousness and the real self -- Consciousness and concrol -- Concluding thoughts
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 157 pages
Isbn
9780198704638
Lccn
2013454076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)859580930
Label
Consciousness and moral responsibility, Neil Levy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [136]-149) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Does consciousness matter? -- The consciousness thesis -- The global workspace -- What does consciousness do? -- Consciousness and the real self -- Consciousness and concrol -- Concluding thoughts
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 157 pages
Isbn
9780198704638
Lccn
2013454076
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)859580930

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