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Decisive action. Personal responsibility all the way down

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Abstract:

I do not approach the question of free will as a scientist, like Colin Blakemore, or a lawyer, like David Hodgson, or philosopher, like Daniel Dennett, but as a priest -- someone who feels responsible for my own actions and who is called upon to counsel and absolve such as come to me with their shame and their guilt. Should I say that their sense of responsibility is illusory? Or should I encourage them to accept responsibility, and then to deal with it in the various ways -- religious, psychological and practical -- that are open to them?

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Imprint Academic, PO Box 1, Thorverton, Devon EX5 5YX, UK.

Publication date: August 1, 1999

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