chapter  5
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Second personal address and the standpoint of freedom

In the last two sections I argued that, while there is something right in both the pragmatist and the relationship-based accounts of blame, neither avoids the inescapability of freedom as a necessary presupposition of blame. Here I further explicate the kind of freedom I have in mind and the kind of ontological orientation I take to be involved in the constructivist notion of acting under the idea of freedom.