1 Straf og Etik, Department of Communication and Arts, Roskilde University2 The Department of Culture and Identity, Roskilde University
A note on the proportionality assumption
That responsible moral agency presupposes certain mental capacities, constitutes a widely accepted view among theorists. Moreover, it is often assumed that degrees in the development of the relevant capacities co-vary with degrees of responsibility. In this article it is argued that, the move from the view that responsibility requires certain mental capacities to the position that degrees of responsibility co-vary with degrees of the development of the mental capacities, is premature.