David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Environmental Ethics 33 (2):197-218 (2011)
Petroleum extraction in the Amazon rain forest has left grave human rights violations in its wake, creating myriad ethics and sustainability challenges. Framing sustainability ethics in terms of collective responsibility, there are four conceptions of responsibility: aggregated complicit individual responsibility, the responsibility of a unitary corporate person, a social connection model of shared responsibility, and universal social responsibility. Each conception of collective responsibility expands the scope of responsible actors, from selective stakeholders, to institutions, to systems, and finally to all parties. Only universal social responsibility is sufficiently comprehensive to encompass all actors responsible for environmental problems such as the Amazon crisis. Moreover, its proponents take a spiritual turn that emphasizes compassion with and a sense of solidarity requisite for motivating activism. Universal social responsibility has the greatest potential to stimulate a paradigm shift that could lead to improved solutions to sustainability challenges. Ultimately, environmental activism needs to be rooted in love
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Joe DesJardins (1998). Corporate Environmental Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics 17 (8):825 - 838.
Sybille Sachs & Marc Maurer (2009). Toward Dynamic Corporate Stakeholder Responsibility: From Corporate Social Responsibility Toward a Comprehensive and Dynamic View of Corporate Stakeholder Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics 85 (3):535 - 544.
Melany Banks (2013). Individual Responsibility for Climate Change. Southern Journal of Philosophy 51 (1):42-66.
Bert Scholtens (2006). Finance as a Driver of Corporate Social Responsibility. Journal of Business Ethics 68 (1):19 - 33.
Tracy Isaacs (2011). Moral Responsibility in Collective Contexts. Oxford University Press.
Mark J. Smith (2008). Environment and Citizenship: Integrating Justice, Responsibility and Civic Engagement. Distributed in the Usa Exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan.
Jacob Park (2007). China's Rapid Industrialization and its Sustainability Discontents. International Corporate Responsibility Series 3:365-375.
Roland Pierik (2008). Collective Responsibility and National Responsibility. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 11 (4):465-483.
Simon Robinson (2009). The Nature of Responsibility in a Professional Setting. Journal of Business Ethics 88 (1):11 - 19.
Ruth Alas & Külliki Tafel (2008). Conceptualizing the Dynamics of Social Responsibility: Evidence From a Case Study of Estonia. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 81 (2):371 - 385.
Gunnar Björnsson (2011). Joint Responsibility Without Individual Control: Applying the Explanation Hypothesis. In Jeroen van den Hoven, Ibo van de Poel & Nicole Vincent (eds.), Moral Responsibility: beyond free will and determinism. Springer
Linda Radzik (2001). Collective Responsibility and Duties to Respond. Social Theory and Practice 27 (3):455-471.
Michael Davis (2012). “Ain't No One Here But Us Social Forces”: Constructing the Professional Responsibility of Engineers. [REVIEW] Science and Engineering Ethics 18 (1):13-34.
Douglas K. Peterson (2007). Partner Selection for Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts. International Corporate Responsibility Series 3:173-187.
Andrew C. Wicks (2007). Corporate and Stakeholder Responsibility. Business Ethics Quarterly 17 (3):375-398.
Added to index2011-12-01
Total downloads7 ( #415,446 of 1,792,848 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #345,624 of 1,792,848 )
How can I increase my downloads?