Sharing Responsibility

Sharing Responsibility

by Larry May
     
 

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Are individuals responsible for the consequences of actions taken by their community? What about their community's inaction or its attitudes? In this innovative book, Larry May departs from the traditional Western view that moral responsibility is limited to the consequences of overt individual action. Drawing on the insights of Arendt, Jaspers, and Sartre, he

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Are individuals responsible for the consequences of actions taken by their community? What about their community's inaction or its attitudes? In this innovative book, Larry May departs from the traditional Western view that moral responsibility is limited to the consequences of overt individual action. Drawing on the insights of Arendt, Jaspers, and Sartre, he argues that even when individuals are not direct participants, they share responsibility for various harms perpetrated by their communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226511696
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
06/28/1996
Edition description:
1
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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