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Review: Character, Blameworthiness, and Blame: Comments on George Sher's "In Praise of Blame"

Reviewed Work: In Praise of Blame by George Sher
Review by: Angela M. Smith
Philosophical Studies: An International Journal for Philosophy in the Analytic Tradition
Vol. 137, No. 1, Selected Papers from the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, 2007 Meeting (Jan., 2008), pp. 31-39
Published by: Springer
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40208778
Page Count: 9
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Character, Blameworthiness, and Blame: Comments on George Sher's "In Praise of Blame"
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Abstract

In his recent book, In Praise of Blame, George Sher argues (among other things) that a bad act can reflect negatively on a person if that act results in an appropriate way from that person's "character," and defends a novel "two-tiered" account of what it is to blame someone. In these brief comments, I raise some questions and doubts about each of these aspects of his rich and thought-provoking account.

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