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Published: 10 June 2011

216 Pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199782963

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Moral Responsibility in Collective Contexts

Tracy Isaacs

  • The book develops a theory of collective moral responsibility and a theory of individual responsibility in collective contexts and argues that both are necessary.
  • Unlike other contributions to the literature on collective moral responsibility, the book includes feminist analysis and addresses contexts of oppression and wrongful social practice.
  • In addition to talking about responsibility in a backward-looking sense, this book also examines the collective dimensions of the more forward-looking moral concept of obligation.
  • The book engages extensively with and responds to the challenge that the concept of collective moral responsibility is flawed because it condemns some for the actions of others.