Sharing Responsibility (Hardcover)

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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: 9780226511689
ISBN-10: 0226511685
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: January 15th, 1993
Pages: 204
Language: English