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Ideas of Stuart Hampshire, by Text

[British, 1914 - 2004, Born at Healing. At Wadham College, Oxford.]

1960 Thought and Responsibility
p.178 p.140 A man is a responsible agent to the extent he has an intention, and knows what he is doing
     Full Idea: A man becomes more and more a free and responsible agent the more he at all times knows what he is doing, in every sense of this phrase, and the more he acts with a definite and clearly formed intention.
     From: Stuart Hampshire (Thought and Responsibility [1960], p.178), quoted by John Kekes - The Human Condition 07.1
     A reaction: Kekes quote this (along with Frankfurt, Hart etc) as the 'received view' of responsibility, which he attacks.