From Moral Agency to Collective Wrongs: Re-Thinking Collective Moral Responsibility

Journal of Law and Policy (1):171-202 (2010)
This essay argues that while the notion of collective responsibiility is incoherent if it is taken to be an application of the Kantian model of moral responsibility to groups, it is coherent -- and important -- if formulated in terms of the moral reactions that we can have to groups that cause harm in the world. I formulate collective responsibility as such and in doing so refocus attention from intentionality to the production of harm.
Keywords collective responsibility  collective intentions  collective blame  collective moral responsibility  blame
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