Duncan Pritchard argues that the two classical papers on moral luck, those of T. Williams and of T. Nagel, fail in offering a coherent account of the problem of moral luck. Pritchard starts with the classic case of Nagel’s pair of reckless drivers, one of whom hits a pedestrian while the other arrives at his destination unscathed. Pritchard realizes that his critique of Nagel follows the conventional strategy of simply denying the moral difference between the cases in each of the pairs mentioned by Nagel and, in order to show that he, nonetheless, adds to this critique, he says that his argument “supplements and strengthens” it. The way that Nagel sought to capture the puzzle was by talking about the role of luck in moral judgments, but the puzzle can be fully appreciated even without using the notion. Nagel and his followers point to pairs of cases that leave us deeply puzzled.
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