BEYOND CAUSALITY: A REINTERPRETATION OF HEGEL’S CONCEPT OF TAT IN THE QUESTION OF THE RESPONSIBILITY AND IMPUTATION

2/2017, December ISBN: 978-88-31928-32-8pp. 82 - 99 DOI: 10.19280/P2017-2-005

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By reconceptualizing the Hegelian concept of Tat as it is suggested in different but noteworthy ways by the jurist Karl Larenz (1927) and the philosopher Mark Alznauer (2015), this paper aims to show that responsibility and imputation are in Hegel not limited to either a merely causal or merely subjective perspective of agency. The concept of End (Zweck), which is analyzed in the section “Teleology” of the Science of Logic, manifests itself as going beyond causal connection and allows Larenz to determine the teleological character of the imputation of the deed (Tat). Moreover, the normative standards which arerecognized by the members of a society as rational laws play an important role insofar as they provide a common yardstick by which to judge human agency within the social sphere. Starting from Hegel’s theory of action, Larenz and Alznauer have shown that it is possible to give account of the kinds of events that must be imputed to an agent, even if she did not intend or cause them.

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Battistoni, Giulia . "BEYOND CAUSALITY: A REINTERPRETATION OF HEGEL’S CONCEPT OF TAT IN THE QUESTION OF THE RESPONSIBILITY AND IMPUTATION". Pólemos X. 2. (2017): 82-99 https://www.rivistapolemos.it/beyond-causality-a-reinterpretation-of-hegels-concept-of-tat-in-the-question-of-the-responsibility-and-imputation/?lang=en
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Battistoni, G. (2017). "BEYOND CAUSALITY: A REINTERPRETATION OF HEGEL’S CONCEPT OF TAT IN THE QUESTION OF THE RESPONSIBILITY AND IMPUTATION". Pólemos X. (2). 82-99 https://www.rivistapolemos.it/beyond-causality-a-reinterpretation-of-hegels-concept-of-tat-in-the-question-of-the-responsibility-and-imputation/?lang=en
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Battistoni, Giulia . 2017. "BEYOND CAUSALITY: A REINTERPRETATION OF HEGEL’S CONCEPT OF TAT IN THE QUESTION OF THE RESPONSIBILITY AND IMPUTATION". Pólemos X (2). Stamen: 82-99. https://www.rivistapolemos.it/beyond-causality-a-reinterpretation-of-hegels-concept-of-tat-in-the-question-of-the-responsibility-and-imputation/?lang=en
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