In this paper I wish to look at the structure of Strawson's argument in the classic paper "Freedom and Resentment." My purpose is less to evaluate and criticize Strawson's paper as to give a dialectical perspective on it in which Strawson and those he is arguing against are given specific dialectical roles and the arguments and counter-arguments are designed with specific dialectical aims in mind. Specific parallels will be drawn between some things that Strawson says and certain ideas in dialectical theory. Despite textual evidence that I will appeal to I do not claim to be reconstructing Strawson's argument; the understanding of Strawson's argument that I will be trying to make clear is my own.
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Croatian journal of philosophy|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- reactive attitudes
- P. F. Strawson