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Acknowledging and managing deep constraints on moral agency and the self

  • Laura Niemi (a1) and Jesse Graham (a2)


Doris proposes that the exercise of morally responsible agency unfolds as a collaborative dialogue among selves expressing their values while being subject to ever-present constraints. We assess the fit of Doris's account with recent data from psychology and neuroscience related to how people make judgments about moral agency (responsibility, blame), and how they understand the self after traumatic events.



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