Genetic Influences on Behavior, Agency, and Agent Responsibility A New Theory Integrating Science, Philosophy, and Basis for Public Action

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  • In a recent paper I argue that excusable ignorance undermines agent-responsibility and, therefore, liability for costs. Importantly, if epistemic duties are plausibly affected by e.g. cognitive functioning, judgements regarding excusable ignorance and agent-responsibility may change in relation to cognitive functioning.   Does excusable ignorance absolve of liability for costs? W√ľndisch, J. Philosophical Studies (2016). doi:10.1007/s11098-016-0708-1…

  • With my colleague Benjamin Huppert I just published a paper arguing that genetic influences on sports performance have important implications for distributive justice. In particular, we argue that because favorable genes are undeserved, radically unequal distribution of goods on their basis cannot be justified with reference to desert. Rather, highly differentiated competition classes should be…