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Collective Responsibility: Five Decades of Debate in Theoretical and Applied Ethics

Social science


by
Larry May (Editor) and Stacey Hoffman (Editor)

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 244 pages

File size: 619 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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?