Moral Luck

Here’s a review, by Carsten Fogh Nielsen, of Nafsika Athanassoulis’s book, Morality, Moral Luck and Responsibility

The link to the review is here: REVIEW — Morality, Moral Luck and Responsibility: Fortune’s Web

Nielsen’s bottom line:

In short: Athanassoulis’ book represents a valuable and historically informed contribution to the discussion of moral luck. The discussions of Kant and Aristotle are adequate given the aim and scope of the book, but do not provide any new insights into the central doctrines of these two thinkers. But that is not necessarily a problem since exegesis is not the primary purpose of the book.
Though the notion of moral luck is not nearly as popular or central for discussions within moral philosophy as it was a decade ago, the problems raised by this concept and the question of whether contingent factors outside the agent’s own control can and should influence our moral assessment of the agent, remain as pressing as ever. Athanassoulis’ books should be read as an attempt to provide us with a better, more adequate, grasp of this question, and as such it is quite successful.

You can buy the book on Amazon, by clicking here: Morality, Moral Luck and Responsibility
(As always, no endorsement is implied.)

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