Wolf on Sanity and Moral Responsibility Analytical Essay by Top Papers

Wolf on Sanity and Moral Responsibility
An examination of Susan Wolf's work in relation to the views of Harry Frankfurt.
# 129327 | 1,500 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Philosophy (General)


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The paper looks at Susan Wolf's work as it pertains to the limits of moral responsibility and explore the extent to which she is indebted to Harry Frankfurt for her general conclusion that human beings must be "sane" - able to revise and adapt their inner wills and wants to the acceptable standards laid out by a rational society - if they are to be conceived of as autonomous moral agents. The paper shows how, ironically, while she cites Frankfurt on numerous occasions, she also disagrees with him. The paper asserts that her work is clearly a serious contribution to the on-going dialectic of whether or not human beings are genuine moral actors and her work also serves a valuable purpose in the investigation of what exactly "sanity" is and what role it plays in moral responsibility. The paper concludes that Wolf is a key "player" in a dialectic which has obvious repercussions for things like criminal sanction and the administration of justice.

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"The work of Susan Wolf is quite challenging and becomes more so the deeper one peers into her philosophical investigation of moral responsibility. With that in mind, the following paper will nonetheless look at her work as it pertains to the limits of moral responsibility and explore the extent to which she is indebted to Harry Frankfurt for her general conclusion that human beings must be "sane" - able to revise and adapt their inner wills and wants to the acceptable standards laid out by a rational society - if they are to be conceived of as autonomous moral..."

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