Angela Smith argues that blame is communicative – more specifically, that it is an act of moral protest. Explain Smith’s account using an example, as well as one of the reasons she gives for thinking that her analysis of blame is better than an alternative she discusses in her paper. Next, raise one objection to Smith’s account. How might Smith respond to your objection? Finally, give an overall evaluation of Smith’s account of blame.
Barbara Fried claims that we must stop blaming people. Explain Fried’s argument for this and raise one objection to it. How might Fried respond to your objection? Finish by giving your own evaluation as to whether or not we should give up on blame.