Behavioral and Brain Sciences 37 (2):158-159 (2014)

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Natalia Washington
University of Utah
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We discuss the implications of the Selfish Goal model for moral responsibility, arguing it suggests a form of skepticism we call the “locus problem.” In denying that individuals contain any genuine psychological core of information processing, the Selfish Goal model denies the kind of locus of control intuitively presupposed by ascriptions of responsibility. We briefly consider ways the problem might be overcome.
Keywords moral responsibility  agency  control
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