Skip to main content

Decisive action. Personal responsibility all the way down

Buy Article:

$27.68 plus tax (Refund Policy)


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


Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more