Dr Maciej Juzaszek
Jagiellonian University in Kraków
English abstract: The paper presents some preliminary results of a philosophical analysis of the concept of legal responsibility, including its nature and types. It draws upon Anglo-American metaethical discussions of moral responsibility, which have abounded in philosophy after Peter F. Strawson’s landmark paper Freedom and Resentment. The author reconstructs two views on the nature of moral responsibility, the Strawsonian view and the ledger view (coming from Michael J. Zimmerman) and applies them to the concept of legal responsibility. The result is a distinction between two types of legal responsibility: attributability and accountability, which are characterized in the paper, which is an introduction to further research on legal responsibility (or liability) and its conditions.
Keywords: legal responsibility, legal liability, attributability, accountability, reactive attitudes
Published: Number 2(27)/2021, pp. 16-25.
Number of downloads: 45
This text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution – Non Commercial – No Derivative Works 4.0 International License.