Collective Responsibility: Five Decades of Debate in Theoretical and Applied Ethics
Larry May (Editor) and Stacey Hoffman (Editor)
Page count: 244 pages
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This anthology presents the best recent philosophical analyses of moral, political, and legal responsibility of groups and their members. Motivated by reflection on such events as the Holocaust, the exploding Ford Pintos, the My Lai massacre, and apartheid in South Africa, the essays consider two important questions: What collective efforts could have prevented these large-scale social harms? And is some group to blame and, if so, how is blame to be apportioned?