Ethics 126 (4):955-982 (2016)

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Alexander Dietz
Cardiff University
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I argue that we have not only individual reasons for action but also collective reasons for action: reasons which apply to us as a group. I next argue that if we together have a reason to act, then I may have a reason to do my part, but only when others will do theirs. Finally, I argue that collective reasons to do good can never make a difference to what individuals ought to do, but that other kinds of collective reasons can.
Keywords collective obligations  collective responsibility
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