Acta Philosophica Fennica 94:7-34 (2018)

Säde Hormio
University of Helsinki
This paper explores types of organisational ignorance and ways in which organisational practices can affect the knowledge we have about the causes and effects of our actions. I will argue that because knowledge and information are not evenly distributed within an organisation, sometimes organisational design alone can create individual ignorance. I will also show that sometimes the act that creates conditions for culpable ignorance takes place at the collective level. This suggests that quality of will of an agent is not necessary to explain culpable ignorance in an organisational setting.
Keywords epistemic condition of responsibility  ignorance  organisational ignorance  types of ignorance  collective responsibility  organisational design  culpable ignorance
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Who Knew?: Responsiblity Without Awareness.George Sher - 2009 - Oxford University Press USA.

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Institutional Knowledge and its Normative Implications.Säde Hormio - 2020 - In Miguel Garcia-Godinez, Rachael Mellin & Raimo Tuomela (eds.), Social Ontology, Normativity and Law. Berlin: pp. 63-78.

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