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A moral agent is something that is culpable for the outcome of actions taken. What this implies can be radically different depending upon the school of thought, metaphysical relationship held, as well as other factors.

A moral agent is something that is culpable for the outcome of actions taken. What this implies can be radically different depending upon the school of thought, metaphysical relationship held, as well as other factors.

Kant held that, although determinism may be accurate, it would only be accurate for the neumena, therefore unknown in association with the phenomena. The phenomenal self must accept that it has free will.

Hume, as a determinist and materialist, held that any conscious being can hold only any other conscious being culpable for the outcome of the actions.

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