By Michael McKenna
The conversational concept of ethical accountability that McKenna develops the following accepts beneficial properties of Strawson's thought: that ethical accountability is largely interpersonal--so that being accountable needs to be understood by way of connection with the character of keeping responsible--and that the ethical feelings are vital to conserving liable. whereas upholding those features of Strawson's thought, McKenna's idea rejects a different Strawsonian thesis, that's that preserving morally in charge is extra basic or simple than being morally dependable. at the conversational conception, the stipulations for containing in charge are depending on the character of the agent who's dependable. So preserving liable can't be extra uncomplicated than being dependable. however, the character of the agent who's morally liable is to be understood when it comes to sensitivity to people who may make ethical calls for of her, thereby protecting her accountable. Being liable is consequently additionally depending on conserving dependable. therefore, neither being nor conserving morally dependable is extra easy than the opposite. they're together dependent.