Samuel Murray
Duke University
One popular theory of moral responsibility locates responsible agency in exercises of control. These control-based theories often appeal to tracing to explain responsibility in cases where some agent is intuitively responsible for bringing about some outcome despite lacking direct control over that outcome’s obtaining. Some question whether control-based theories are committed to utilizing tracing to explain responsibility in certain cases. I argue that reflecting on certain kinds of negligence shows that tracing plays an ineliminable role in any adequate control-based theory of responsibility.
Keywords Negligence  Responsibility  Tracing  Omission  Procrastination  Scattered Agency
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DOI 10.1007/s13164-019-00444-x
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