By Michael McKenna
The conversational thought of ethical accountability that McKenna develops right here accepts good points of Strawson's idea: that ethical accountability is basically interpersonal--so that being dependable needs to be understood by way of connection with the character of protecting responsible--and that the ethical feelings are principal to maintaining liable. whereas upholding those features of Strawson's concept, McKenna's thought rejects a different Strawsonian thesis, that is that preserving morally in charge is extra primary or uncomplicated than being morally liable. at the conversational idea, the stipulations for containing accountable are depending on the character of the agent who's accountable. So retaining in charge can't be extra simple than being accountable. however, the character of the agent who's morally in charge is to be understood when it comes to sensitivity to people who might make ethical calls for of her, thereby maintaining her dependable. Being accountable is as a result additionally depending on maintaining liable. hence, neither being nor keeping morally accountable is extra uncomplicated than the opposite. they're collectively dependent.
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