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

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Rüdiger Bittner, Wendy Johnson, and I recently published the paper “Behavior Genetics and Agent Responsibility” in the Journal for Ethics and Moral Philosophy. Abstract: Recent evidence from psychological science and genetics suggests that genetic influences underlie all behavior as well as the most worrisome social inequalities….

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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…

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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…

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