Fiery Cushman and Daniel Statman

Jan 18, 2023

Shifting Blame

What Should You "Own" and What Shouldn't You?

New Books Network 2018

We claim to judge people for what they intentionally do, but accidents often influence our judgments. In our justice systems, people can be harshly and unfairly blamed for bad luck—but in our personal lives, taking on blame isn’t always a bad thing.


  • Fiery Cushman, Professor of Psychology at Harvard University
  • Daniel Statman, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Haifa

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