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Chiara Lepora and Robert E. Goodin

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199677900

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677900.001.0001

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Complicity is as Complicity Does

(p.170) 9 Conclusion
On Complicity and Compromise

Chiara Lepora

Robert E. Goodin

Oxford University Press

This chapter concludes, summarizing the book. Good intentions are not enough; it matters morally what happens in consequence. Complicity makes a potential causal contribution to the wrongdoing of another, and is pro tanto blameworthy for that reason, but it might on balance be the right thing to do. It might even be the right thing to do, as a humanitarian actor for example, to put yourself into a situation where you can only do good by being complicit with the wrongdoing of others

Keywords:   complicity, intentions, humanitarianism, blame, wrongdoing

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