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In his seminal paper on ‘Freedom and Resentment’ (1962), Peter Strawson suggested a new understanding of agential responsibility. His claim is that we can answer questions about the nature and normative constraints of responsibility when we look at our practices of holding each other accountable for our actions and the underlying quality of will. Blaming is a central part of these practices. Recently, the function and normative constraints of blaming have attracted a great deal of scholarly attention.