Midwest Studies in Philosophy, Shared Intentions and Collective Responsibility / Edition 1

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This volume of Midwest Studies focuses on the currently hot topic in ethics and action theory of shared intentions and relates it to issues in collective responsibility. Each of the essays in the volume is by an internationally known scholar who has published seminal pieces on various aspects of the concepts of shared intention and collective responsibility.

  • Features all new essays that expand the discussion and invite those interested in the topic to examine a variety of ways for understanding the basic idea and the application of the notion of shared intention to a range of contemporary issues in the ethics of responsibility
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405160360
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/14/2006
  • Series: Midwest Studies in Philosophy Series , #1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Peter A French is the Lincoln Chair in Ethics and theDirector of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona StateUniversity. Formerly, he held the Cole Chair in Ethics at theUniversity of South Florida and before that he was the LennoxDistinguished Professor of the Humanities and Professor ofPhilosophy at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He was theExxon Distinguished Research Professor on the Center for the Studyof Values at the University of Delaware and a Professor ofPhilosophy at the University of Minnesota. He is the author ofseventeen books including The Virtues of Vengeance; CowboyMetaphysics; Ethics and Death in Westerns; Corporate Ethics;Responsibility Matters; Corporations in the Moral Community; TheSpectrum of Responsibility; Collective and CorporateResponsibility; Corrigible Corporation and Unruly Laws; Ethics inGovernment and The Scope of Morality. He has publisheddozens of articles in the major philosophical and legal journalsand reviews, many of which have been authorized.

Howard K. Wettstein is Professor of Philosophy at theUniversity of California, Riverside. He has taught at theUniversity of Notre Dame and the University of Minnesota-Morris,and has served as visiting professor at the University of Iowa andStanford University. Wettstein has published articles on thephilosophy of language and the philosophy of religion and is theauthor of The Magic Prism; An Essay in the Philosophy ofLanguage (2003), and Has Semantics Rested on a Mistake? AndOther Essays (1992).

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Table of Contents

1. Dynamics of Sociality:Michael E. Bratman.

2. Collective Responsibility and an Agent Meaning Theory:MichaelMcKenna.

3. Joint Intention, We-Mode and I-Mode:Raimo Tuomela.

4. Collective Moral Responsibility and CollectiveIntention:Tracy Isaacs.

5. Holding Them Responsible: Paul Sheehy.

6. Who’s to Blame? Collective Moral Responsibility and ItsImplications for Group Members: Margaret Gilbert.

7. Shared Intentions and Shared Responsibility: Brook JenkinsSadler.

8. Collective Guilt; Individual Shame: Peter Forrest.

9. Collective Responsibility for Historic Injustices: JannaThompson.

10. Collective Responsibility and Qualifying Actions:GregoryMellema.

11. Collective Moral Responsibility: An Individual Account:Seumas Miller.

12. On the Agency of Certain Collective Entities: An Argumentfrom“Normative Autonomy”: David Copp.

13. The Rationality of Collective Guilt: Deborah Tollefsen.

14. We’re all in this Together: Responsibility ofCollective Agents and Their Members: Kay Mathiesen.

15. Imposing and Embracing Collective Responsibility: Why theMoral Difference?: Keith Graham.

16. Collective Responsibility, Corporate Responsibility andMoral Taint: David Silver.

17. Corporate Moral Agency: Denis G. Arnold.

18. On the Ultimate Responsibility of Collectives: Ish Haji.

19. State Aggression, Collective Liability, and Individual MensRea: Larry May.

20. Health Care in the United States: Evil Intentions andCollective Responsibility: Victoria Davion

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