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Agency, Freedom, and Moral Responsibility

  • Andrei Buckareff
  • Carlos Moya
  • Sergi Rosell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Andrei Buckareff, Carlos Moya, Sergi Rosell
      Pages 1-9
  3. Metaphysics of Agency

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Santiago Amaya
      Pages 13-29
    3. Jesús H. Aguilar, Andrei Buckareff
      Pages 30-43
  4. Responsibility and Luck

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Carlos Moya
      Pages 79-93
    3. David Widerker, Ira M. Schnall
      Pages 94-115
    4. Sergi Rosell
      Pages 116-133
    5. Carolina Sartorio
      Pages 134-149
  5. Responsibility and Blame

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Helen Steward
      Pages 153-164
    3. Carlos Patarroyo
      Pages 165-178
  6. Responsibility and Relationships

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207

About this book


In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in problems related to human agency and responsibility by philosophers and researchers in cognate disciplines. The present volume brings together original contributions by leading specialists working in this vital field of philosophical inquiry. The contents represent the state of the art of philosophical research on intentional agency, free will, and moral responsibility. The volume begins with chapters on the metaphysics of agency and moves to chapters examining various problems of luck. The final two sections have a normative focus, with the first of the two containing chapters examining issues related to responsible agency and blame and the chapters in the final section examine responsibility and relationships. This book will be of interest to researchers and students interested in both metaphysical and normative issues related to human agency.


Action Agency Blame Causation Free Will Intentional Action Luck Moral Responsibility autonomy metaphysics morality ontology philosophy psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrei Buckareff
    • 1
  • Carlos Moya
    • 2
  • Sergi Rosell
    • 2
  1. 1.Marist CollegeUSA
  2. 2.University of ValenciaSpain

About the editors

Andrei A. Buckareff is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Marist College, US. His work has appeared in various journals. He is the co-editor of Alternative Concepts of God with Yujin Nagasawa and Causing Human Actions with Jesús Aguilar.

Carlos J. Moya is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Valencia, Spain. He has published The Philosophy of Action and Moral Responsibility: the ways of skepticism , as well as a number of papers in several philosophical journals and contributions to edited volumes.

Sergi Rosell is a postdoctoral researcher associated to the University of Valencia (Phrónesis Group), and has been postdoctoral research fellow at the universities of Sheffield and Oxford. His work has appeared in various journals.

Bibliographic information


“It is a collection of front-line research in the intersection of agency, responsibility, moral luck and free will. As such, this volume is valuable for anyone interested in researching these subjects.” (Mattias Gunnemyr and Cathrine Felix, metapsychology online reviews,, Vol. 20 (28), July, 2016)