Responsibility

Responsibility

by Barbara Darling-Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739120271

ISBN-13: 9780739120279

Pub. Date: 04/01/2007

Publisher: Lexington Books

In this book, philosophers, scholars of religion, and activists address the theme of responsibility. Dr. Barbara Darling-Smith brings together an enlightening collection of essays that analyze the ethics of responsibility, its relational nature, and its global struggle. With references to Homer's Iliad and Buddhist teachings, these essays demonstrate that while…  See more details below

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In this book, philosophers, scholars of religion, and activists address the theme of responsibility. Dr. Barbara Darling-Smith brings together an enlightening collection of essays that analyze the ethics of responsibility, its relational nature, and its global struggle. With references to Homer's Iliad and Buddhist teachings, these essays demonstrate that while selfhood is an illusion, there is still a conventional self that must be held responsible. This book finds the underlying distinctions between ultimate and conventional understandings of selfhood, which lead to variations on the role of responsibility in the community and government. With essays from CEOs to historical theologians, Responsibility offers a variety of perspectives that will captivate the interest of philosophers and scholars of ethics and religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739120279
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Pages:
226
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction   Barbara Darling-Smith     1
Responsibility and Selfhood
Responsible Fictions   David Roochnik     15
Responsibility without a Self   Malcolm David Eckel     27
"The Way Is Made in the Walking": Responsibility as Relational Virtuosity   Roger T. Ames     41
"Where Art Thou?" Biblical Perspectives on Responsibility   Michael Zank     63
Responsible Roles Toward Other Human Beings
Moral Responsibility in a Democratic Society   Bhikhu Parekh     79
Am I My Brother's Keeper? An Aristotelian Take on Responsibility for Others   Anna Lannstrom     97
Tasteless Historical Stories: A Historical Theologian's Responsibility to Past and Present   Margaret R. Miles     113
Balancing Medicine's Moral Ledger: Realigning Trust and Responsibility   Alfred I. Tauber     129
Responsibilities of Corporations: Managing Profitably and Morally   Tom Chappell     149
Responsibility Toward Nonhuman Beings and the Earth
Toward an Art of Dwelling   Andrea Nightingale     161
Ecological and Social Responsibility: The Making of the Earth Charter   Steven C. Rockefeller     179
The EarthCharter     199
Index     207
About the Contributors     211

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