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Geoffrey Vickers: philosopher of responsibility.

Williams, Garrath (2005) Geoffrey Vickers: philosopher of responsibility. Systems Research and Behavioral Science, 22 (4). pp. 291-298.

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Abstract

In this article I discuss Geoffrey Vickers' ideas from the perspective of moral and political philosophy. His thought is presented through three key terms, which I suggest can encapsulate his philosophy: (i) our human capacity to respond aptly to our situation; (ii) the analysis of modern society in terms of institutions; and (iii) the moral importance of responsibility to the maintenance of human culture and cooperation.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Systems Research and Behavioral Science
Uncontrolled Keywords: moral and political philosophy • appreciation • institutions • responsibility
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
ID Code: 11000
Deposited By: Mrs Yaling Zhang
Deposited On: 29 Jul 2008 10:22
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 16:02
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/11000

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