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Responsibility

Williams, Garrath (2012) Responsibility. In: Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics. Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 821-828. ISBN 978-0-12-373632-1

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Abstract

Discusses what is involved in describing a person as responsible: she has responsibilities that she is duty-bound to undertake, and may be held responsible when she fails to fulfill these. Considers why societies and organizations divide responsibilities between persons. Also considers how questions of responsibility arise in the spheres of morality, law, organizational life and politics, and how different modes of holding responsible may be appropriate in each. Concludes with a brief discussion of some questions about collective responsibility.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accountability ; blame ; compensation ; restitution ; role ; relationship
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: 28447
Deposited By: Dr Garrath Williams
Deposited On: 30 Nov 2009 13:34
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 21:38
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/28447

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