Tam, Henry B. Books1990 0-88946-786-2
Explores the interpersonal basis of the practice of responsibility ascriptions. Formulates a clear and precise set of criteria for responsibility ascriptions. Demonstrates how the proposed criteria help to solve all the key problems connected with responsibility in moral and legal philosophy. Chapters include "Personal Attitudes, Personal Interactions, and the Practice of Responsibility Ascriptions," "Is It Irrational to Hold People Responsible for Their Behavior?" "Forced to Behave in Spite of Oneself," "Culpable and Non-Culpable Ignorance," and "Mental Abnormality and Responsibility."