Philosophy 43 (165):258 - 268 (1968)

Abstract
Philosophers constantly discuss Responsibility. Yet in every discussion of which I am aware, a rather obvious point is ignored. The obvious point is that responsibility is ascribed to collectives, as well as to individual persons. Blaming attitudes are held towards collectives as well as towards individuals. Responsibility is often ascribed to nations, towns, clubs, groups, teams, and married couples. ‘Germany was responsible for the Second World War’; ‘The club as a whole is to blame for being relegated’. Such statements are not rare
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/S0031819100009220
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 71,355
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Debunking Corporate Moral Responsibility.Manuel Velasquez - 2003 - Business Ethics Quarterly 13 (4):531-562.
The Fallacy of Corporate Moral Agency.David Rönnegard (ed.) - 2015 - Springer Netherlands.
Epigenetic Responsibility.Maria Hedlund - 2012 - Medicine Studies 3 (3):171-183.
Sharing Responsibility.Michael J. Zimmerman - 1985 - American Philosophical Quarterly 22 (2):115 - 122.

View all 24 citations / Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Collective Responsibility and National Responsibility.Roland Pierik - 2008 - Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 11 (4):465-483.
Species Extinction and Collective Responsibility.Markku Oksanen - 2007 - The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 3:179-183.
Collective Responsibility in Health Care.R. S. Downie - 1982 - Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 7 (1):43-56.
Collective Responsibility and Professional Roles.Paul B. Thompson - 1986 - Journal of Business Ethics 5 (2):151 - 154.
Collective Responsibility, Armed Intervention and the Rwandan Genocide.Seumas Miller - 1998 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 12 (2):223-238.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2010-08-10

Total views
151 ( #78,670 of 2,519,620 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
11 ( #66,504 of 2,519,620 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes