What's a better way of saying "removes responsibility"?
Hard determinism's ______ of responsibility is a fundamental problem for society, as our current punishment systems rely upon individuals having moral choice and culpability.
This ______ of responsibility carries worrying implications
I thought already of "alleviation", "assuagement" but I know that there's a far better alternative that's almost specifically for responsibility, but I can't seem to recall it.
Hard determinism is a philosophical branch which states that everyone's actions are caused by prior events outside of their control.
Therefore, no one ever makes a truly "free" choice, and ultimately someone's actions can be predicted if one were to know all prior causes.
This removes responsibility from the individual.