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Complicity: Ethics and Law for a Collective Age

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Christopher KutzUniversity of California, Berkeley

ISBN13: 9780521039703
Published: August 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback reissue
Price: £44.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780521594523



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We live in a morally flawed world. Our lives are complicated by what other people do, and by the harms that flow from our social, economic and political institutions. Our relations as individuals to these collective harms constitute the domain of complicity. This book examines the relationship between collective responsibility and individual guilt. It presents a rigorous philosophical account of the nature of our relations to the social groups in which we participate, and uses that account in a discussion of contemporary moral theory. Christopher Kutz shows that the two prevailing theories of moral philosophy, Kantianism and consequentialism, both have difficulties resolving problems of complicity. He then argues for a richer theory of accountability in which any real understanding of collective action not only allows but demands individual responsibility.

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Subjects:
Jurisprudence
Contents:
Acknowledgements
1. Introduction
2. The deep structure of individual accountability
3. Acting together
4. Moral accountability and collective action
5. Complicitous accountability
6. Problematic accountability: facilitation, unstructured collective harm and organizational dysfunction
7. Complicity, conspiracy and shareholder liability
8. Conclusion: accountability and the possibility of community
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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