The social dimension of moral responsibility: Taking organizations seriously

Journal of Social Philosophy 27 (1):189-207 (1996)
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This article provides a justification for holding complex organizations morally responsible and shows how this moral dimension is implicit in the concept of power. Several objections to organizational moral responsibility are addressed, and a new view of complex organizations as agents which are morally responsible, but do not possess moral rights, is defended.

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David T. Risser
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