Moral agency

Generally, we hold people accountable for their actions. If someone does something wrong, they are punished.

But not all people can be held accountable for morally wrong actions. For example, a person proven to be clinically insane is generally not punished for murder in the same way a normal person would be.

These studies are designed to investigate why some people, but not others, can be held accountable for their actions.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s