Every person is responsible for his or her actions. As Smail Balic said in his response essay “No soul carries the burden of another. ”(110) Only the guilty can absolve their guilt, but sometimes it takes the acknowledgment and words of another human to reach this release. This can be as small as a person who makes a rude remark to another then someone else steps in and calls them out.
Roderick Chisholm and Susan Wolf are two philosophers that deal with the subject matter of free will. Their stances on freedom and moral responsibility are relatively different. In the words of Chisholm he says, “…if a man is responsible for a certain event or a certain state of affairs, then that event or state of affairs was brought about by some act of his, and the act was something in his power either to perform or not to perform.” (Chisholm 598) This means that people are held morally responsible for an act if they “could have done otherwise” only if they had the freedom to act.
Having the example above shows society or mankind in general thrives under expectations for a better life. A primary example of this is in World War Two, where new weapons technology was developed for the drive of nationalistic country 's expectations of success. To what extent we should hold ourselves accountable for our actions, depends on the person. With different individuals holding themselves to a higher standard than others creates more accountability for good and bad actions. This can, also happen in vise versa of the sentence above.
In life we have to make decisions that could result in someone's life ending. When people are put in these situations I think that they should not be held accountable for their actions. The decisions that they make could be affected by if they are held accountable or not. I think that people should not be held accountable for their actions in life or death situations.
Responsibility means being in charge of your choices and accepting the consequences of your actions. Responsibility means being accountable for yourself, and recognizing that our actions have consequences. Being accountable means to not blame others for your actions or take credit of other’s actions. Responsibility also means showing self-restraint. Self-restraint means restraining yourself from short term activities that could have negative consequences on yourself or your reputation.
In Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, he outlines the different scenarios in which one is responsible for her actions. There is, however, a possible objection which raises the possibility that nobody is responsible for their actions. Are we responsible for some of our actions after all? If so, under what circumstances?
In the “Cost of Survival,” an argumentative essay, in which; voices the opinion of Theo Tucker, an individual that believes that some people “willingly put themselves into life-or-death situations,” (126) also he explains, how if these risky decisions end in needed rescue missions. Therefore, said people should pay for the cost of their rescues, because individuals that do things like “mountain climb and base jump, knowingly face danger.” (126) The author stands on the side of the argument that, these rescue missions or “efforts, can cost a lot of money, and that “The adventurer should be the one to foot the bill” (126)
Accountability: A literature search was carried out to find a definition of accountability using the BNI and CINHAL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) ‘accountability’ was inputted into the databases. 18,114 results from search engine BNI and 16,725 results were produced from CINHAL respectfully. Results were reduced as filters were applied (see appendices 2). Filters were applied, before titles, abstracts and whole articles were reviewed, this was the case for Mullen (2014) on CINHAL.
With adventuring and seeking thrill, accidents are common. A topic of question is whether or not the victims should pay for the damage or expenses of a rescue team. A logical solution is to make the person or people who caused the mishap pay for what they’ve done, but sometimes they are the victims. If they were being careless beforehand and leading up to the incident, then they should pay for it, or at least part of it. However, if they had no part in it and was just unlucky enough to get injured, then they should not pay for the expenses.
If an individual grows up doing a precise thing their entire lives and everybody else around them does the same thing, it is seen to be correct even if it is morally wrong. A bunch of individuals is not going to see anything wrong with what they do since everybody else around them is doing the same thing. The one option to discontinue this ignorance is by means of schooling and awareness of their actions and what the penalties could also be. Until a man or woman’s lack of understanding