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Sharing Responsibility
by Larry May
University of Chicago Press, 1992
Cloth: 978-0-226-51168-9 | Paper: 978-0-226-51169-6
Library of Congress Classification BJ1451.M36 1992
Dewey Decimal Classification 170

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.

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