Moral Responsibility

Responsibility, in the moral sense, is not a property of actors, but merely a confabulation on our part designed for one and only one purpose: to justify the suffering we inflict upon others. This holds equally well in regard to matters of retributive and distributive justice: responsibility is a mere holdover from an antiquated conception of the world.

It is not responsibility, but the estimation of conditional recidivism that should concern any legal system.

One response to “Moral Responsibility”

  1. Lindsay

    and government.