PHI 107 moral luck

PHI 107 moral luck - Philosophy 107 Professor Skene April...

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Philosophy 107 Professor Skene April 3, 2007 Thomas Nagel: Moral Luck Thomas Nagel’s article about moral luck was an interesting spin on the argument about whether we have free will or not. He does not really answer this question immediately; instead he discusses the idea of moral luck. He says that moral luck plays a huge role in moral judgment. Nagel gives a few examples to illustrate this idea of moral luck. He mentions how the difference between reckless driving and manslaughter is different based on moral luck. If there is a child riding his bike while the driver is driving recklessly and the child is hit and killed, then the charges go from reckless driving to manslaughter based on the unfortunate luck that there was a child present. This makes a lot of sense. It is clear that luck has to be involved in this. Nagel says that there are four ways that natural objects of moral assessments are disturbingly subject to luck. The first one is the phenomenon of constitutive luck, which
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