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Moral Responsibility in Collective Contexts

Tracy Isaacs


Genocide, global warming, organizational negligence, and oppressive social practices are four examples of moral contexts in which the interplay between individuals and collectives complicate how we are to understand moral responsibility. This book is a philosophical investigation of the complex moral landscape we find in collective situations such as these. The book argues that an accurate understanding of moral responsibility in collective contexts requires attention to responsibility at the individual and collective levels. Part One establishes the normative significance of collective respon ... More

Keywords: responsibility, collective responsibility, genocide, global warming, oppression, collective action, collective intention, collective guilt

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199782963
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782963.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tracy Isaacs, author
University of Western Ontario
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