buckpasser

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buckpasser

One who shifts or reassigns the blame or responsibility (for something) to another person, group, or thing. From the idiom "pass the buck." Every politician becomes a buckpasser whenever they come up against a campaign promise they can't keep. 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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He concludes that for this reason the buck-passer is off the hook.
Perhaps everyone should expect there to be a solution to the WKR problem for "amusing" and "shocking." But it will not give the buck-passer everything she needs.
The buck-passer about value simpliciter now faces two problems.
We are making a parallel point against a reply the buck-passer might give to our suggestion that features that are bad simpliciter cannot be funny.
Thus far, the buck-passer of the BP-2 variety can agree (I hope).
But if the buck-passer tries to do so, she may run into a regress.
As opposed to the buck-passer, I believe that values explain reasons in the following sense: It is only an aspect of an evaluative property, such as being pleasant (say), that it provides reasons.
The buck-passer is committed to the view that it is always other properties which provide the reason.
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.