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dc.contributor.authorMccormack, Jessica Len_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-08T08:00:34Z
dc.date.available2013-06-08T08:00:34Z
dc.date.issued2013-06-07en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:1169en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/23181
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the excusing and exempting conditions in Strawsonian accounts of moral responsibility. More specifically, it notes some concerns for Strawsonian accounts with regards to exempting individuals on the basis of psychological abnormalities, namely that the excusing/exempting distinction is unclear, and more importantly that treating a person\'s brain as an entity distinct from the person suggests a dualistic picture of the self that is not consistent with neuroscientific accounts of the brain. If we redraw the distinction to be between external/internal features, and focus on brain processes as the responsible entities for any given action, we can avoid these worries and have a more empirically accurate account of responsibility.  en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectMoral Responsibilityen_US
dc.subjectNeuroscienceen_US
dc.subjectStrawsonen_US
dc.subjectpsychological disordersen_US
dc.titleMorality in the Meat Machineen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPhilosophyen_US
dc.description.degreeMAen_US
thesis.degree.nameMAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophyen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairPitt, Joseph Cen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKlagge, James Cen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberFaraci, Daviden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberParent, Teden_US


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