In Praise of Blame

In Praise of Blame

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Blame is an unpopular and neglected notion: it goes against the grain of a therapeutically-oriented culture and has received relatively little philosophical attention. This book discusses questions about its nature, normative status, and relation to character. The book's most important conclusion is that blame is inseparable from morality itself.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 176 pages
  • 147.3 x 210.8 x 22.9mm | 272.16g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195187423
  • 9780195187427

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Blame is often blamed for souring people and sparking or prolonging conflict. It is also often accused of having conceptual presuppositions that render it incoherent. But what exactly is blame? What is its relation to character, principle, responsibility, and reactive attitudes? Sher's In Praise of Blame answers these questions succintly and persuasively. ... Sher's book is careful and penetrating. Everyone interested in blame should study it. * Brad Hooker, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews *show more

About George Sher

George Sher is Herbert S. Autrey Professor of Philosophy at Rice University.show more

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