Remorse and Agent-Regret

Marcia Baron

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This article develops and explores the notion of agent-regret. I agree with Bernard Williams that agent-regret has a moral significance not captured by simple regret or by remorse, but argue that its significance does not displace that of remorse. My focus is largely on understanding agent-regret and recognizing the importance of both agent-regret and remorse to philosophy and to a proper understanding of morally good character; but I also suggest that the notion of agent-regret helps to widen our concept of responsibility, lending plausibility to the notion of collection responsibility.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-281
Number of pages22
JournalMidwest Studies in Philosophy
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1988


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