When Hypocrisy Undermines the Standing to Blame: a Response to Rossi

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    We mean that R has an unfair (i.e., unjustified) DBD (Fritz and Miller 2018: 123).

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    Though he does not blame, he may be disposed to blame. If he does have an unfair DBD then he lacks the standing to blame, on our account.

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    Rossi explicitly acknowledges that we understand standing as a right (560, fn. 18). If he is engaged with us in a genuine debate, he must understand standing as a right.

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    Roadevin also acknowledges this (2018: 145).

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    Thanks to an anonymous reviewer for encouraging us to clarify this.

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    Todd 2019 claims that the fact that hypocrisy undermines moral standing has no explanation.

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    See Fritz and Miller forthcoming.


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We are grateful for helpful comments on earlier drafts of this paper by Steve McFarlane, Justin Capes, and Maggie O’Brien.

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Fritz, K.G., Miller, D.J. When Hypocrisy Undermines the Standing to Blame: a Response to Rossi. Ethic Theory Moral Prac 22, 379–384 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10677-019-09997-3

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