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buckpasser

One who shifts or reassigns the blame or responsibility (for something) to another person, group, or thing. Every politician becomes a buckpasser when they fail to deliver on their promises. Maybe instead of being a buckpasser, you should have a think about what you could be doing to improve your performance.

buckpasser

n. someone who cannot accept the responsibility for something. (see also pass the buck.) When something really goes wrong, everybody suddenly becomes a buckpasser.
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It seems that buck-passers about value need to understand value solely in terms of the right kind of reasons.
Analogous Problems for Buck-Passers about Value Simpliciter
Although considering properties like admirability and enviability points to a WKR/RKR distinction that everyone should want to explain, life is harder for buck-passers about value simpliciter for this very reason.
If so, we should reject Schroeder's case for getting buck-passers about value simpliciter off the hook.
Notice that the first problem differs from a superficially similar "problem" sometimes mentioned for buck-passers. It has, of course, always been a question for buck-passers which pro-attitudes are the ones to which they should at bottom appeal.
(3) We add "it seems" because some buck-passers (e.g., Skorupski, The Domain of Reasons; Parfit, On What Matters) deny that there are wrong-kind reasons, and hence appeal to reasons, period, rather than right-kind reasons.
But mostly I love the fact that ordinary people are over-riding corporate buck-passers and setting up their own CCTV to catch the lowest of the low: care workers who steal from pensioners' purses or attack defenceless, mentally ill patients out of sadistic malice.
Moreover, Brewer argues that naturalistic buck-passers (like Scanlon) give an uninformative account of ethical attitudes like admiration and respect, which also require irreducible reference the agent's "seamless" evaluative apprehension.
Finally, Brewer contends that buck-passers cannot distinguish apparently real phenomenological differences in evaluative impressions like the majestic, debauched, courageous and stingy.
Brentano and the Buck-Passers, SVEN DANIELSSON and JONAS OLSON
Before getting to how our Brentano-style approach might offer a way out for Brentano and the buck-passers, they briefly consider and reject an interesting attempt to solve the WKR problem recently proposed by John Skorupski.
It couldn't happen to a nicer shower of buck-passers.
The point is, with some notable exceptions, many managers are prize buck-passers who would knife their granny to save their own skins.
He branded them a bunch of "buck-passers" and accused them of taking a derby win for granted.
On the whole, our troops in Iraq are lions, led by cowards, buck-passers, cynical opportunists and liars into the most shameless war a British prime minister has ever sanctioned.