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 the Director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics at Arizona State University. Formerly, he held the Cole Chair in Ethics at the University of South Florida and before that he was the Lennox Distinguished Professor of the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He was the Exxon Distinguished Research Professor on the Center for the Study of Values at the University of Delaware and a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of seventeen books including The Virtues of Vengeance; Cowboy Metaphysics; Ethics and Death in Westerns; Corporate Ethics; Responsibility Matters; Corporations in the Moral Community; The Spectrum of Responsibility; Collective and Corporate Responsibility; Corrigible Corporation and Unruly Laws; Ethics in Government and The Scope of Morality. He has published dozens of articles in the major philosophical and legal journals and reviews, many of which have been authorized.

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

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Table of Contents

1. Dynamics of Sociality:Michael E. Bratman.

2. Collective Responsibility and an Agent Meaning Theory:Michael McKenna.

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

4. Collective Moral Responsibility and Collective Intention:Tracy Isaacs.

5. Holding Them Responsible: Paul Sheehy.

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

7. Shared Intentions and Shared Responsibility: Brook Jenkins Sadler.

8. Collective Guilt; Individual Shame: Peter Forrest.

9. Collective Responsibility for Historic Injustices: Janna Thompson.

10. Collective Responsibility and Qualifying Actions:Gregory Mellema.

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

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

13. The Rationality of Collective Guilt: Deborah Tollefsen.

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

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

16. Collective Responsibility, Corporate Responsibility and Moral 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 Mens Rea: Larry May.

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

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