By Michael McKenna
The conversational conception of ethical accountability that McKenna develops right here accepts positive aspects of Strawson's concept: that ethical accountability is basically interpersonal--so that being accountable has to be understood by means of connection with the character of retaining responsible--and that the ethical feelings are significant to keeping dependable. whereas upholding those features of Strawson's idea, McKenna's concept rejects yet another Strawsonian thesis, that's that keeping morally liable is extra basic or uncomplicated than being morally liable. at the conversational concept, the stipulations for containing accountable are depending on the character of the agent who's accountable. So maintaining liable can't be extra easy than being liable. however, the character of the agent who's morally liable is to be understood by way of sensitivity to those that might make ethical calls for of her, thereby keeping her liable. Being dependable is hence additionally depending on conserving liable. therefore, neither being nor preserving morally liable is extra easy than the opposite. they're collectively dependent.
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Conversation and Responsibility by Michael McKenna