class 24 - Phil 13, Class 24 Moral Luck - your moral fate...

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Phil 13, Class 24 Moral Luck - your moral fate is in your hand entirely - see moral luck as a phenomena(william, nagel) William Example (Gauguin Example) - Suppose that Gaugauin leaves his family to go to TIkiti , because he feels that he can become a great painter, - We might think that Gaugaun success or failure might retroactively color the action of leaving his family - whether he got it in him might be something he has limiting control of. - if he becomes a great artist, does his action of leaving his family justifiable? - if justifable, largely by luck. .. so the justifiable of his action depends on factors that are out of his control. ex: truck driver runs over a child by accident. the driver should feel something like regret even though isn't his fault because he was directly involved (agent regret). . been alittle negligent because didn't check his break or . .. - but suppose he didn't check his break n didn't hit the child but in this case, by luck he didn't kill a child,,, what we might be left with that we ought to treat all people who don;t check his break as the same as a truck driver who killed a child. - either way will get rid of moral luck but not satisfactory. - in terms of their contribution, might have done the exactly same thing but the rest is up to moral luck. Nagel - brodens what william has to say, - intuinitely possible for wahts not their fault, luck isn't something you can control so luck shouldn't contribute to moral assessment. - moral assesment is just like moral blame,
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